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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...

    Aug 12, 2016 03:44PM EDT
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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...

    Jun 13, 2016 05:33PM EDT
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  • NOOK tablets

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

    Dec 23, 2016 03:26PM EST
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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...

    Dec 29, 2016 01:48PM 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...

    Dec 28, 2015 11:21AM 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...

    Mar 25, 2016 04:50PM EDT
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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 Phon...

    Feb 25, 2016 11:12AM EST
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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...

    Dec 28, 2015 11:21AM EST
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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...

    Dec 23, 2016 03:26PM EST
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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 audio...

    Dec 28, 2015 11:22AM EST
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