Log-in to the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog here:
E-Books and E-audiobooks can be downloaded through the Minuteman Library Network's subscription to OverDrive. Instructions for downloading vary from device to device.
Next Generation Overdrive
New! OverDrive Next Generation - Printable instructions on how to search for and borrow eBooks and audiobooks using the new look and feel of the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog.
Help from Overdrive
Help from Overdrive: Try the Search Help box to find an answer to a specific question!
Going Mobile videos from Overdrive, for Adobe Digital Editions, Android, Blackberry, iOS, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony Reader WiFi, Windows Phone
New!: Overdrive Read
Checkout and Read an Ebook using just a web browser, with "Overdrive Read" (PDF)
How to use OverDrive Read, OverDrive's new browser-based eBook reader (Help from Overdrive)
Adobe Digital Editions
(for PC or Nook Classic)
Download and Read an Ebook on your PC or transfer to your Nook with Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 (PDF)
Creating or re-setting an Adobe ID: printable instructions (PDF)
How to return titles using Adobe Digital Editions (Help From Overdrive)
How to authorize a supported eBook reader with an Adobe ID (Help from Overdrive)
Using the Overdrive App for ePub Ebooks and MP3 audiobooks on Android devices: printable instructions (PDF)
How to install OverDrive's mobile app on an Android device (Help from Overdrive)
Using the Overdrive App for Epub Ebooks and audiobooks on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch: printable instructions (PDF)
How to install OverDrive's mobile app on an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch): Help from Overdrive (Help from Overdrive)
How to return a downloaded title using OverDrive's mobile app for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) (Help from Overdrive)
(via Amazon web site)
For the Kindle Fire scroll down to next the next section.
Using Overdrive Kindle Books (PDF)
Getting started with Amazon® Kindle (Help from Overdrive)
Due to publisher retrictions, certain publishers’ (Penguin) titles are not available for over-the-air delivery. If over-the-air delivery is not available, you will need to download the title to a computer, then transfer it to your Kindle via a USB cable. These titles are clearly marked "Kindle devices via USB only."
Returning a Kindle Book early
You can return a Kindle book early through your Amazon account:
- From an Internet browser go to Amazon.com and sign-in
- Click on "Manage Your Kindle" (under "Your Account")
- Select the "Actions" dropdown menu to the right of the title
- Select "Return the Book"
View a slide show of the process here
(for ePub and MP3 audiobooks via the Overdrive App )
OverDrive Media Console for Android is now available to Kindle Fire users in the Amazon App Store for Android! This is the recommended method, as you will have access to more E-book titles as well as MP3 audiobooks.
Using the Overdrive App for ePub books and MP3 audiobooks on a Kindle Fire (PDF)
Getting Started with Kindle Fire (Help from Overdrive)
Kobo Vox: Information on the library's E-Reader lending program
Using Overdrive books on a Kobo Vox: printable instructions (PDF)
Nook Classic and Simple Touch
Download and transfer an Ebook to your Nook with Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 (PDF)
Getting started with a NOOK (Help from Overdrive)
Nook Color and tablets
Using the Overdrive App for ePub Ebooks books and MP3 audiobooks on a Nook Color or tablet: printable instructions (PDF)
How to install Overdrive Media Console on Your Nook (Help from Overdrive)
EXTRA COPIES FOR ACTON RESIDENTS
While most titles in the Digital Catalog are available to all Minuteman card holders, the Acton Memorial Library purchases extra copies of popular books that can be checked out only by Acton residents.
In order to access the Acton copies of these books YOU MUST SIGN-IN FIRST with your library card number and PIN--only then will those copies be made available to you.