Overdrive Downloadables Now AvailableOctober 21, 2008
Last week we were pleased to introduce our new downloadables services offered through Overdrive.
What are downloadables? A downloadable can be an Audiobook, and eBook or a video that you can access from the web.
What does Overdrve offer? Currently we are only offering Audiobooks as downloadables from Overdrive.
Once I download what do I do? You can listen to your audiobook right on your computer, or move it over to an MP3 player.
What can’t I do? Unfortunately Overdrive does not yet work with MAC computers. Also we have no titles that are available for downloading to your iPod. Apple and iTunes are proprietary software, therefore, there are still questions about digital rights management (copyright) between Apple, the publishers and Overdrive.
How long can I keep a downloadable? Audiobooks from Overdrive usually checkout for 14 days. After your checkout is over, you will be prompted to delete the download. If you want to listen to it again, or didn’t finish listening, check it out again.
What about limits & holds? You can have 5 titles checked out at one time and 5 holds at one time. There is a 3-day hold period when a title becomes available.
The Digital Media Site is full of helpful information. Look under New Users in the left-side navigation bar. If you have any questions, select the Support page and contact us for support. — Jill