How to Access Digital Items

To access our digital items you must first have a library card. If you do not have one, please see our guide to requesting a library card online. If you already have a card, the card must be in good standing (i.e. not expired, no fines over the $10.00 threshold, not blocked, etc.).

Once you have your card, the next step is to figure out which device(s) you will be using to download the items. If you are using a desktop or laptop computer, we recommend using the web portal, Indiana Digital Download Center. If you are using an Android phone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad, we recommend downloading the Libby App. If you are using any of the Kindle tablets, we recommend downloading the OverDrive App. If you are using the e-ink Kindle range, such as the Kindle Paperwhite, we recommend borrowing items on Indiana Digital Download Center and then sending them to your Kindle.

Once you have settled on a device and downloaded any necessary apps, you will be prompted to select our library and enter your library card barcode number. Once you have done so, we recommend borrowing an ebook, an audiobook, a magazine, and a video to get used to how the interface works for each format. Note:  Some devices may not be able to open some formats. If your device does not open a particular format, such as videos, you can seek out another device that does. You can access your digital items on multiple devices at once.

If you do not know what you want to read, curated collections, such as “Just Added” and “Available Now,” and subject guides are provided to help you find your next read. We also have many posts with recommended reads and other reading lists on this blog.

You can borrow up to 10 digital items at once for 7-21 days. Digital items expire automatically, so you never have to worry about fines. If items you want are checked out, you can place up to 10 items on hold. Once the item is available, you can choose to borrow it or deliver it later.

For additional help, please see the links and videos below.

Libby Help

Everything you need to know, including how to troubleshoot issues with Libby, can be found in an easy to use, question-based format on the Libby website:  https://help.libbyapp.com/. For a visual overview, check out this video:

OverDrive Help

For assistance with the OverDrive App, visit https://help.overdrive.com/ and select the kind of device you are using to access OverDrive. At certain points within the help guides, you may be asked to “choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library’s collection.” Our collection utilizes the option on the right, as pictured in the image below.

Indiana Digital Download Center

Check out this video to get a general overview of the library web portal for OverDrive.

Need More Help?

At this time, we are unable to offer one-on-one assistance due to the pandemic. If these help guides did not solve your issue, please give us a call at 812-752-2751  or contact us on Facebook. Extensive assistance may need to wait until we resume regular services.

 

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