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Library2Go has a new look!

Big changes are coming to the Library2Go website this March. The website's “interface” will look very different, but the process of using Library2Go to enjoy downloadable media will be much the same—with some added benefits! Improved searchability, in-browser reading options, and a more user-friendly look are some of the perks you can expect with the update. Contact the library at 503-657-8269 with your questions—we're always happy to help.

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(Kindle users click here for instructions on downloading eBooks.)

What’s so great about Library2Go?

Library2Go is a free service provided by your library (and the Oregon Digital Library Consortium) that allows you to download hundreds of audiobook and eBook titles with your library card. Downloaded materials don’t count against your regular checkout limits, and there are NO OVERDUE FINES. You can transfer titles to compatible devices or enjoy them on your home computer or laptop. 

What tools do I need to begin?

  1. A valid library card and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number).
  2. A computer, mobile device, or eReader on which to view the eBook.
  3. For downloading eBook titles on your computer, free Adobe Digital Editions software.
  4. For downloading eBook titles on your smart phone or other mobile device, free Overdrive Media Console version 2.0 or newer.
  5. A high-speed Internet connection.

How do I start?
Download and install Adobe Digital Editions for your computer or Overdrive Media Console for your mobile device, using the directions that follow.

To install Adobe Digital Editions for your computer:

  1. Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
  2. Scroll down, click the 'Install' button, and follow on-screen instructions. Most users will want to accept all the default install options.
  3. Digital Editions will open. Click on 'Library' and choose 'Authorize Computer' from the dropdown menu. Authorization allows you to copy the same eBook to multiple computers and portable devices, such as Sony Readers or the Barnes & Noble Nook. Up to six computers and/or devices can be authorized.
  4. If you already have an Adobe ID, sign in with your ID/password and click button. If you don’t have an ID, click on the link 'Get an Adobe ID online; when prompted, then click 'Create an Adobe Account'. Follow the instructions and then return to the Adobe Digital Editions window and sign in with your new Adobe ID. Alternately, you can click here to sign up for an Adobe ID.

To install Overdrive Media Console for your mobile device, including Android™, BlackBerry®, iPhone® / iPad™ / iPod touch®, and Windows Mobile®:

  1. Point your mobile browser to http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/
  2. Click the button next to the name and/or picture of your mobile device. Select your version, if applicable.
  3. Click 'Download Now'. You may view installation instructions before downloading by clicking on the 'View Installation Instructions' link just below the Download button.
  4. Follow the installation prompts on your screen.  Instructions will vary depending on your device.

To search for eBook titles:

  1. Search for titles from our LINCC catalog or on the Library2Go website.
  2. When searching in LINCC, you can narrow your search to 'Downloadable eBooks' under the 'Format' dropdown box. This will narrow your search results list to only Library2Go downloadable eBooks.
  3. Click where it says 'Click here to check Library2Go for availability' and you will be taken to that title in Library2Go.

To download titles to your computer:

  1. Click 'Add 2Go Cart'.
  2. After adding desired titles to your cart, click 'Proceed to Checkout'.
  3. Log in using your library card number and PIN.
  4. Select 'Libraries in Clackamas County' from the 'Library' dropdown menu.
  5. Choose your preferred Lending Period.  This option is not available for some items.
  6. Click 'Confirm Checkout'.
  7. Click 'Download'.
  8. Select a location on your computer where you want the downloaded book to reside, or select 'Open with Adobe Digital Editions', which will open the file immediately. Adobe will open and your book will appear, usually within a few seconds.

**If the title you want is not available, click 'Place Hold'. You will be prompted to login with your library card number and PIN. Select 'Libraries in Clackamas County' from the 'Library' dropdown menu and click 'Login'. Enter a valid email address when prompted.  When your title becomes available, you will receive an email with further instructions.

Please Note:  Before transferring eBooks to your device, it must be activated with your Adobe ID. To do this, open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer and then plug your eReader into the computer. The first time you do this, the Device Setup Assistant dialog box is displayed and you will need to click 'Authorize Device'.

To transfer an eBook to your eReader:

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions and plug your eReader into your computer.
  2. Click the 'Library View' button (the icon looks like 3 books on a shelf) and find the book you wish to transfer to your eReader. Click the desired book and hold and drag it over to the left, dropping it onto the name of your eReader, which is located at bottom of list under 'Bookshelves'.  This transfer usually takes only a few seconds.
  3. Close Adobe Digital Editions and disconnect your eReader from the computer.

 

Need more help? Don’t panic!

Click to access Library2Go’s MyHelp! tutorial.

Also-  Here are some great instructional YouTube Videos from Multnomah County Library on downloading eBooks:

How to use the Overdrive media console to download eBooks directly to your iPhone or iPad

How to use the Overdrive media console to download eBooks directly to your Android device