Library News

Easy Ebook Checkout

by Children's Librarian 1 | March 31, 2015 at 07:03 PM

The new Minuteman Catalog, known as “Encore”, allows patrons to place holds, checkout, download and return ebooks and e-audiobooks all from within the Minuteman Catalog. There is no longer any need to visit the separate Digital Catalog for these type transactions.

To try out the new Catalog with the ebook integration, go to

In order to take advantage of these features, you will have to first login with your username and PIN.

Once logged in, try a search and then use the facets on the left side of the screen to limit your search results to ebooks or digital audiobooks, which are found under the “format” facet.

If the ebook is available to borrow, you will see a button to the right of the title that says “Check out with OverDrive.” If there are no copies available right now, the button will say “Place Hold with OverDrive.” 


After you click “Check Out”, there will be a button to “Get eBook”, which will start the process to download the book into the ebook reader used on your PC or mobile device.


Patron accounts accessed via Encore also contain a new tab, called "My eLibrary" where you can see all of your current Overdrive holds and checkouts. You can return or "Check In" Overdrive items right from this account.  To access your account from Encore, login to Encore and then click on your name in the upper right corner.

All of the features above are also available in Encore Mobile, which patrons can access by going to on their mobile devices. 

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