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  • MP3 players

    MP3 players are available from a number of manufacturers and are designed to play MP3 audio files, like audiobooks from your library. We have separate guides for Apple and iOS devices, which work a little differently than non-Apple devices. So, if you have one of these devices, please see our devi...

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  • Kobo tablets

    Kobo tablets are based on the Android operating system, so many of our Android help articles are also useful for Kobo tablets. If you have a Kobo eReader (like the Kobo Glo or Aura), please see our device profile for eReaders instead. Apps OverDrive for Android (f...

    Feb 13, 2017 12:16PM EST
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  • NOOK tablets

    Barnes and Noble's NOOK tablets are based on the Android operating system, so our Android help articles are also useful for NOOK tablets. This profile only covers newer NOOK tablets, like NOOK by Samsung tablets, the NOOK Tablet 7", and the NOOK HD and HD+. If you have an older NOOK tablet (a NOOK ...

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  • eReaders

    eReaders (also known as eBook readers or E Ink readers) are available from a number of manufacturers, and have displays that resemble ink on printed paper. They're used primarily for reading eBooks. Note: Kindle eReaders work a little differently than other eReaders in this profile becaus...

    Feb 13, 2017 12:40PM EST
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  • Kindle Fire tablets

    Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets (the Kindle Fire, Fire HD, and Fire HDX) are compatible with Kindle Books (available to U.S. libraries only), but they offer more sophisticated web browsing capabilities than Kindle eReaders and can install OverDrive's app (available worldwide). Kindle Fire tablets are b...

    Feb 13, 2017 12:16PM EST
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  • Kindle eReaders

    Kindles are a line of popular eReaders from Amazon designed to work with the Kindle Book format (available to U.S. libraries only). This profile covers Kindle eReaders, like the original Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite. We have a separate device profile for Kindle Fire tablets (the Kindle Fire, F...

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  • Windows Phone 8

    Windows Phone 8 is a mobile operating system for smartphones from Microsoft. You can read more about Windows Phone on its official website. Apps OverDrive for Windows Phone (for EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks) Kindle's reading app for Windows Phone (f...

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  • Mac

    Macintosh (Mac) is a line of personal computers designed and developed by Apple. Current models run the OS X operating system. You can read more about Mac on Apple's website. Software OverDrive for Mac (for MP3 audiobooks) Adobe Digital Editions for...

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  • Windows

    Windows is an operating system, made by Microsoft, that's found on many desktop computers, laptops, and tablets. Windows has many versions; the latest is Windows 10. To find out which version of Windows you're using, you can search for "System" on your computer, then select the System option under...

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  • iPods

    iPods are popular media players created by Apple. If you have an iPod touch, which is an iOS device, please see our device profile for iOS devices instead. You can read more about iPods on Apple's website. Software OverDrive for Windows or Mac (to transfer audioboo...

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