Category Archives: overdrive

OverDrive’s New Look!

OverDrive is getting a makeover! For a video and more information on the upcoming changes, as well as detailed instructions on how to download using the new interface, click here.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

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If you have more questions or concerns, feel free to call us up!

New Lending Periods for Downloadable Audiobooks, Music and eBooks!

Choose your own lending period – pick a lending period by title or by format!
You can now select a lending period on a title-by-title basis for our Downloadable Audiobooks, Music and eBooks. In the course of checking out any title, you will have the option to select a different lending period for that specific title. The default is set at 7 days but you may choose 14 days instead (nice if the book is long!).

Alternately you can set personalized default lending period(s) on a format-by-format basis at the ‘Lending Periods’ page — 2nd choice when you log in to your account. Click the desired number of days (7 or 14) next to the format. Click ‘Done’ once you have selected your desired lending period(s).

NOTE: due to publisher licensing agreements, our downloadable media titles cannot be returned early (with the exception of eBooks). They will automatically be returned at the end of the lending period.

For more on flexible lending periods click here.

Great news for iPod users!

Our Download Service now offers more free downloads for iPod users! Upgrade to OverDrive Media Console version 3.2 and most titles in our collection will instantly become compatible with iPod and other Apple Devices for users with Windows PCs. OverDrive Media Console version 3.2 is free.

MP3 format is compatible with MAC and most portable devices including iPods.

See the ‘Plays on’ icons next to each title for compatibility information.

Cape & Island Libraries Give Away MP3 Players

The Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven Public Libraries are promoting a new audio book and music download service by giving away MP3 Players.

Patrons of the 27 participating CLAMS libraries that use the digital download service during the month of March are automatically entered to win one of two Creative MuVo V100 MP3 players courtesy of OverDrive, our service provider.

The more titles you download and the more often you use the service, the greater your chance of winning. All you need is a valid CLAMS library card from a participating library, computer access and a broadband Internet connection.

Speak to a staff member at the library for assistance. Some rules and restrictions apply.

Visit www.oakbluffslibrary.org and click on the Free MP3 Player icon for more information. The drawing will be held during the first week of April 2009.