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Getting started with a Mac

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With a Mac, you can borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library's digital collection.

What you need

  • An internet connection
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software to download titles.
    You can read OverDrive Read eBooks and MediaDo Reader eBooks and watch streaming videos right in your browser, with no software installation required.
    Library titles available in the following formats can be downloaded to your Mac computer. Use the links below to install the free software needed for download.
  2. Borrow titles from your library website.
    Borrow titles from your library's digital collection website. To find your library's site, use www.overdrive.com.
  3. Enjoy titles on your computer, or transfer them to a device.
    OverDrive Read eBooks can be read from a compatible browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Just click the Read button next to a borrowed eBook to get started.
    MediaDo Reader eBooks can be read from a compatible browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Just click the Read button next to a borrowed eBook to get started.
    Streaming videos can be watched from the browser on your computer or a supported device. Just click the Play button next to a borrowed video to get started.
    Kindle Books can be read on your computer using Kindle for Mac or Kindle Cloud Reader. You can also transfer them to your Kindle device via USB or over Wi-Fi.
    EPUB and PDF eBooks open automatically in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer when you click Download. You can also use ADE to transfer eBooks to some eBook readers.
    MP3 audiobooks open automatically in OverDrive for Mac when you click Download. You can also use OverDrive for Mac to transfer them to a compatible portable device.
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014 11:22AM EDT

Getting started with a Mac

print it

With a Mac, you can borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library's digital collection.

What you need

  • An internet connection
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software to download titles.
    You can read OverDrive Read eBooks and MediaDo Reader eBooks and watch streaming videos right in your browser, with no software installation required.
    Library titles available in the following formats can be downloaded to your Mac computer. Use the links below to install the free software needed for download.
  2. Borrow titles from your library website.
    Borrow titles from your library's digital collection website. To find your library's site, use www.overdrive.com.
  3. Enjoy titles on your computer, or transfer them to a device.
    OverDrive Read eBooks can be read from a compatible browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Just click the Read button next to a borrowed eBook to get started.
    MediaDo Reader eBooks can be read from a compatible browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Just click the Read button next to a borrowed eBook to get started.
    Streaming videos can be watched from the browser on your computer or a supported device. Just click the Play button next to a borrowed video to get started.
    Kindle Books can be read on your computer using Kindle for Mac or Kindle Cloud Reader. You can also transfer them to your Kindle device via USB or over Wi-Fi.
    EPUB and PDF eBooks open automatically in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer when you click Download. You can also use ADE to transfer eBooks to some eBook readers.
    MP3 audiobooks open automatically in OverDrive for Mac when you click Download. You can also use OverDrive for Mac to transfer them to a compatible portable device.
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