Ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded through the Minuteman Library Network's subscription to OverDrive. Log-in to the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog here:
Instructions for downloading vary from device to device:
Renewals - A New Feature!
How to renew a digital loan in the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog (Help from OverDrive)
Next Generation Overdrive
OverDrive Next Generation - Printable instructions on how to search for and borrow ebooks and audiobooks using the new look and feel of the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog.
Help from OverDrive
Help from OverDrive: Try the Search Help box to find an answer to a specific question!
OverDrive Help Videos: Video tutorials that show you how to borrow e-books and e-audiobooks on a variety of devices.
Going Mobile videos from Overdrive, for Adobe Digital Editions, Android, Blackberry, iOS, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader WiFi, Windows Phone
Overdrive Read (read through a web browser)
How to use OverDrive Read, OverDrive's new browser-based ebook reader (Help from OverDrive)
OverDrive Read FAQ (Help from OverDrive)
Adobe Digital Editions (for PC or Nook Classic)
How to return titles using Adobe Digital Editions (Help From Overdrive)
How to authorize a supported ebook reader with an Adobe ID (Help from OverDrive)
How to install OverDrive's mobile app on an Android device (Help from Overdrive)
Kindle Books (via Amazon Website)
For the Kindle Fire scroll down to next the next section.
Getting started with Amazon® Kindle (Help from OverDrive)
Due to publisher retrictions, certain publishers’ (Penguin) titles are not available for over-the-air delivery. If over-the-air delivery is not available, you will need to download the title to a computer, then transfer it to your Kindle via a USB cable. These titles are clearly marked "Kindle devices via USB only."
Returning a Kindle Book Early
You can return a Kindle book early through your Amazon account:
- From an Internet browser go to Amazon.com and sign-in
- Click on "Manage Your Kindle" (under "Your Account")
- Select the "Actions" dropdown menu to the right of the title
- Select "Return the Book"
Kindle Fire (for ePub and MP3 audiobooks via the Overdrive App )
OverDrive Media Console for Android is now available to Kindle Fire users in the Amazon App Store for Android! This is the recommended method, as you will have access to more ebook titles as well as MP3 audiobooks.
Getting Started with Kindle Fire (Help from OverDrive)
Nook Classic and Simple Touch
Getting started with a NOOK (Help from OverDrive)
Nook Color and Tablets
Using the Overdrive App for ePub ebooks and MP3 audiobooks on Android devices: printable instructions (PDF) The Nook Color, the Nook Tablet, and the Nook HD or HD+ all use the OverDrive Media Console App for Android.
How to install Overdrive Media Console on Your Nook (Help from OverDrive)
Windows 8, 8.1 and RT
Borrow an Ebook Reader
The Acton Memorial Library Foundation has purchased a Kobo Vox tablet for patrons to check-out and try. The Kobo Vox is an Android-based tablet with a color touch-screen.The library's "Overdrive" ebook software is pre-installed. Patrons may search the Minuteman Digital Catalog and checkout and download both ebooks and audiobooks directly from the device.
To place a hold on the Kobo Vox tablet, click HERE and then on "Request," or call the Reference Desk at 978-929-6543.
The loan period is two weeks. Holds are limited to Acton residents.