Just a heads-up for our OverDrive Media Console App users:
Schlow is now offering eReading and Tech Support by appointment. Bring your device and your questions to get one to one help.
*Get basic instructions for using your tablet, eReader, or reading app.
*Get help using free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from Schlow.
*Get help downloading and using our free apps and online resources like Zinio and Freegal
- You can read Kindle versions of our ebooks on your Kindle Fire but if you want to listen to our MP3 audiobooks, you need the Overdrive app. It is available in the Amazon Appstore. See the link in the Details box. Your security settings must be set to allow outside apps. Let us know if you need any assistance. Drop by the Gadget Bar at the referenceQuestions that you ask of library staff that require knowledge of the content of the collection or other resources such as those on the web. Sometimes you are referred to the answer, hence Reference. Reference can also refer to our reference materials that are often encyclopedic books that have many volumes and a concentrated number of facts and/or statistics. These materials usually have an overnight loan period so they are available in the library most of the time. desk to see a new Kindle Fire HD (with camera) and learn more about reading ebooks on the Fire.more info
- Now users of NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color can borrow eBooks and audiobooks wirelessly using the OverDrive app. Just go to your app store and search for Overdrive and download & open the app. Click on the function key (depending on which nook you have) and choose Get Books. You can search for Schlow Library by zip code and the app will send you to the digital ebooks and audibooks. Find a book or an audiobook and check it out with your library card and download it. The first time, you will have to set up an Adobe Digital ID.more info
How do I return ebooks early?
All ebooks can be returned early when you are finished with them.
If you are using a Kindle format, you can go to your Amazon account, go to Manage My Kindle, and click on the Action button which will give you the early return option. That also gives you a delete option, if you wish to remove it from your account list completely (return it first).
Need help with ebooks or audiobooks? Here is the latest link to the Help page. If you can't find it there, click on support to send a description of the problem to the Schlow Help Team. If you want to speak with a real person, call the referenceQuestions that you ask of library staff that require knowledge of the content of the collection or other resources such as those on the web. Sometimes you are referred to the answer, hence Reference. Reference can also refer to our reference materials that are often encyclopedic books that have many volumes and a concentrated number of facts and/or statistics. These materials usually have an overnight loan period so they are available in the library most of the time. desk at 235-7816 to make an appointment with one of the Help Team members.
Also, see Details box to view PDF versions of our instruction brochures for Audiobooks, Apps for Tablets, Kindles, and Nooks.
Penguin Publishing has mandated that all library Kindle books from its company must be transferred via USB. If you go to check out a Penguin book, each page will tell you that you will be required to use a USB cable rather than a wireless transfer. At the Amazon site, you will again be guided to transfer via USB.
If you didn't get an eReader for Christmas, you may still be deciding which one to buy. This is a link to the Gizmodo review on the nookColor and Kindle Fire before they were released in November. Each person needs to decide how they are going to use it to make the best decision. Do you need color for magazines and children's books? Do you want a mobile device to surf the web? Do you want a simpler, lighter device to just read novels?