Ebooks

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 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.

Get Help with the OverDrive App, for Adobe Digital Editions, Android, Blackberry, iOS, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader WiFi, Windows Phone

Overdrive Read (read through a web browser)

Checkout and read an ebook using just a web browser, with "Overdrive Read" (PDF)

How to use OverDrive Read, OverDrive's new browser-based ebook reader (Help from OverDrive)

Adobe Digital Editions (for PC or Nook Classic)

Download and Read an ebook on your PC or transfer to your Nook with Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 (PDF)

Creating or re-setting an Adobe ID: printable instructions (PDF)

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)

Android Devices

Overdrive Media Console 3.0, updated Mobile App for Android and iOS (PDF)

Using the Overdrive App for ePub ebooks and MP3 audiobooks on Android devices: printable instructions (PDF)

How to install OverDrive's mobile app on an Android device (Help from Overdrive)

Apple Devices

Overdrive Media Console 3.0, updated Mobile App for Android and iOS (PDF)

What to do if there is a 'downloadManagerErrorDomain:403' error when trying to download an audiobook using OverDrive Media Console for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) (Help from OverDrive)

Using the Overdrive App for Epub ebooks and audiobooks on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch: printable instructions (PDF)

How to install OverDrive's mobile app on an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) (Help from OverDrive)

How to return a downloaded title using OverDrive's mobile app for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) (Help from OverDrive)

Kindle Books (via Amazon Website)

For the Kindle Fire scroll down to next the next section.

Using Overdrive books with a Kindle / Kindle Paperwhite (PDF)

Reading OverDrive books using the Kindle App (PDF)

Getting started with Amazon® Kindle (Help from OverDrive)

Please note: Kindle library books require an account with Amazon.com as well as a Minuteman account. Fulfillment is accomplished at the Amazon website, and users are subject to Amazon's Terms of Use and Privacy policies.

Returning a Kindle Book Early

You can return a Kindle book early through your Amazon account:

  1. From an Internet browser go to Amazon.com and sign-in
  2. Click on "Manage Your Kindle" (under "Your Account")
  3. Select the "Actions" dropdown menu to the right of the title
  4. 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.

Using the Overdrive App for ePub books and MP3 audiobooks on a Kindle Fire (PDF)

Getting Started with Kindle Fire (Help from OverDrive)

Kobo Vox

Using Overdrive books on a Kobo Vox: printable instructions (PDF)

Nook Classic and Simple Touch

Download and transfer an ebook to your Nook with Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 (PDF)

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

Using the OverDrive Media Console app on Windows 8 devices: printable instructions (PDF)

E-Audiobooks

Using the OverDrive Media Console software on your computer/laptop, and using the OverDrive Media Console App on your mobile device to listen to e-audiobooks (PDF)

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.