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Day 7 - "There's an app for that!"

No ereader (yet)? No problem! You can still enjoy ebooks on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Here’s how:

On your computer or laptop, download Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program that manages the digital rights of ebooks checked out through OverDrive. Activate the software by creating an Adobe ID (also free) if you plan on getting an ereader or using another device to read ebooks.  Check out an ebook from OverDrive. Once downloaded to your computer, Adobe Digital Editions will open and you can enjoy your book.

OverDrive appEnjoy the reading experience on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch (2nd Generation or newer), many tablets, and smart phones with the OverDrive app from iTunes or OverDrive app for Android.  Check out the app marketplace for your device and search for OverDrive. Once installed and activated with an Adobe ID, you can search for, checkout, download, and read an ebook without connecting your device to a computer. 

Already have a Kindle app on your computer, phone, or tablet? You can use that to enjoy many ebooks in our collection. When searching for an ebook, be sure to select the Kindle Book and check it out. To get the book to your Kindle app, log into your Amazon account when prompted. There will be an option to deliver the ebook to the registered device(s) of your choice. 

To see if your device is compatible with OverDrive, checkout the Supported Portable Devices list. Also handy to check that the device you’re eyeing as a gift for someone special will work with OverDrive.
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