Android Products

What formats can I check out and download to my Android device?

On the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, the only eBook formats that will work on the Android devices are the "EPUB" and "Kindle" formats. The PDF format will not work on the Android Device. If you would like to learn how to read our eBooks on your Android device, please see the support topic called "Downloading library books to your Android device using the Overdrive app."

If you wish to listen to eAudio on the Android Device, the only compatible format is the MP3 eAudio. The WMA format will not work on the Android device. If you would like to learn how to listen to eAudio titles on your Android device, please see the support topic called "Downloading eAudio books to your Android device."

e-Reader class @ North Channel

Do you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader?  Did you know you can download free books from the library with your devices?  Come to our "Learn About Out eBooks and eReaders" classes on Wednesday, March 21st and March 28th at 6 pm.  You can bring your device or we will have a Kindle, Nook and iPad available for you to test out.  Registration is required.  You can call the library to register at 281-457-1631.

Using Your Kindle, Nook, I-pad and other e-devices . . . this Friday @ your Library

The under50over Program at Clear Lake City-County Freeman welcomes you Friday, March 9th at 10:30 am in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Learn how to download e-materials from our ‘Overdrive Catalog’ to your e-readers, smart phones, or other wireless devices. We will start out in the Community Room and break into groups according to which device you own. Moises Villasenior, Technology Training Assistant, Laura Smith and Jorie Nissen, Reference Librarians, will be helping you with the downloads.

How to Download eBooks & More @ your library

The under50over Program at Clear Lake City-County Freeman welcomes you Friday, February 10th at 10:30 am in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Laura Smith, Reference Librarian, Adult Services, will show how to download free materials from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog to your e-reader or PC.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

New Titles Were Recently Added!

 Hello my fellow users of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog!  I am happy to inform you that we had a nice addition to the digital catalog last night!  There were over 400 eBooks added, over 100 eAudio added and a few videos as well as one or two music titles.

 

Because there is a limit of 200 titles in the new eBooks area, not all titles will appear there.  Here is how to easily find all the titles that were added on January 26th, 2012.  This is really only important for our eBook users.  The new eAudio titles will all show in the "new eAudo" section on the homepage.

 

GO MOBILE WITH HCPL

Have thBookMyne, BookMyne 3.0  by SirsiDynix, e library at your fingertips. Get the app that makes it quick and easy to access your local library on the go! Search your library’s catalog, download items, manage your account, and find suggested reading instantly with your Android or iOS device.  BookMyne by SirsiDynix on your Apple device and BookMyne 3.0 by SirsiDynix on your Android device.

 


 

Coming this Friday!

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library can't wait until this Friday when the Digital Bookmobile visits. This is a hands-on approach which helps library members with eBooks, eAudio, and portable reading devices. The Digital Bookmobile will be parked on the Diana Lane side of Freeman Branch Library from 10 AM to 2 PM. Snacks are made possible by the Friends of Freeman Library and the JSC Federal Credit Union.

Can I return my eAudio titles early?

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

You can return MP3 eAudio early using either the Overdrive App or the Overdrive Media console on a PC.  Returning WMA eAudio and returning eAudio on a Mac are not yet compatible.

Returning MP3 through the Overdrive App.

1.  To return the title early, or to delete it from the device, make sure you are in the Bookshelf screen.

2. Select the “Edit” button from the upper left.

3. After selecting “Edit,” a red circle will appear to the left of the titles in your bookshelf.  Pressing the red circle will make the word “Delete” appear to the right of the title.

Downloading library books to your Android Device using the Overdrive App.

A PDF document of these instructions with images is also available.

Installing the Overdrive App

The first thing you will need to do is install the free Overdrive App from your device’s app Store
 
Once in the app store, you should see a search box in the upper right.  Type “Overdrive Media Console” into the search box. You may see Overdrive listed in the results that drops down below the search area.  Select this.

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