Lincoln City Libraries' Digital Downloads from OverDrive provides a collection of downloadable eBooks that can be checked out for a period of 7, 14, or 21 days for reading on a computer or portable e-reader. Click the button below to access our Digital Downloads:
Note: OverDrive has recently introduced some major changes to their service. Here is a useful introduction to the new features of OverDrive.
Sections of this page:
ePub format eBooks are compatible with most e-readers, including NOOK (1st Edition or Simple Touch), Kobo, and Sony; they are not compatible with Kindle. (See below for information about Kindle-compatible eBooks.) Here is a how-to guide for ePub eBooks from OverDrive. (Note: an app is now available for the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, and Kobo Arc; please see the information for mobile devices if you have one of these models.)
Important information for Windows 8 users: the Windows 8 version of the OverDrive Media Console allows ePub eBooks to be read on the computer without Adobe Digital Editions software, but the eBooks cannot then be transferred to an e-reader. Additional information for Windows 8 users is available here.
If you get an error message saying "Too Many Activations" when you try to authorize your eReader or the Adobe Digital Editions software, here's How to Request Additional Authorizations From Adobe.
Returning ePub eBooks early
If you finish an eBook before it is due, it is helpful to other Library patrons if you return the book early rather than waiting for it to expire. You can return ePub eBooks early through the Adobe Digital Editions software:
Here are the steps for checking out and downloading an eBook for Kindle. Kindle Fire and Fire HD users should also look at our information for mobile devices):
Returning Kindle eBooks Early
If you finish an eBook before it is due, it is helpful to other Library patrons if you return the book early rather than waiting for it to expire. You can return Kindle books through Amazon's "Manage Your Kindle" interface:
If you are using a mobile device such as an Android, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, please use the free OverDrive Media Console app. Please search for the free OverDrive Media Console app where you normally get apps for your device, such as Google Play, Windows Phone Marketplace, or the App Store. (The BlackBerry version is no longer available, but existing installations of it should continue to work.) Here is additional information to help you get started, and here is special information on installing the app on NOOK devices.
If you run into problems, here's a troubleshooting guide that may help.
OverDrive also includes a collection of over 15,000 freely available public domain eBooks. These can be downloaded without signing into your account, there is no limit to how many you can download, and they do not expire! Please refer to the ‘tips’ link at the top of the introduction to the collection for instructions on how to download content.
What to do if your e-mail address has changed
If you have e-reserves and have changed your e-mail address, you will need to update the e-mail address associated with each of your e-reserves to be sure you receive notification when the books become available. Please follow these steps:
1. Log into your digital downloads account.
2. Click on "Account".
3. Click on "Holds".
4. Click '"Edit" next to each title and update the email address.
Still having trouble?
We understand that Digital Downloads can sometimes be tricky. If you run into problems, there are ways to get help. You can check OverDrive's Troubleshooting guide. You can also submit a request for help and we will try to resolve your problem as quickly as possible.
No classes are currently scheduled; watch for future eBook class opportunities!