Idea Exchange | September 29, 2017
Here are a few tips to get you started borrowing eBooks from Idea Exchange.
Use the downloadLibrary site to download eBooks
Borrow and download eBooks and audiobooks through our downloadLibrary site. Use your Cambridge library card number to Sign In to downloadLibrary, check out eBooks or place a hold.
Does your device work with downloadLibrary?
You can read or listen to library eBooks on many different devices, including your home computer. However there are devices such as Amazon's Kindle, that don't work with the service. If you want to read or listen to eBooks from the library on a portable device, make sure it's compatible first. Check Overdrive's supported devices page.
Do you have a dedicated eReader or a smart device?
The one-time set-up process for dedicated eReaders, such as the Kobo or the Sony Reader, is very different than the set-up for smart devices, such as Android tablets, or iPads. Here are a few tips:
- Dedicated Kobo eReaders require the installation of free software called Adobe Digital Editions on your home computer. Get started with Kobo eReaders.
- Audiobooks can be downloaded to MP3 players. Get started with audiobooks [PDF].
- Smart devices do not have to be connected to a computer to borrow most eBooks. You simply download and install the free Libby app from your device's app store. You can then search for, download and access eBooks using the app. Get started with phones or tablets.
Here are instruction sheets on getting started with several popular devices.
- Kobo Touch, Glo, Mini, Aura [PDF]
- Kobo Aura One
- Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 and T2 [PDF]
- Android [PDF]
- Android devices with no Google Play Store access (a link to download the app)
- Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch [PDF]
- Windows 8, RT, 10 (Libby App is available for Windows 10)
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Audiobooks & portable audio players [PDF]