Electronic Devices

Use the tabs below to find instructions for your device.  Click here for more devices.
  1. Android
  2. Apple
  3. Kindle
  4. Nook
Nexus 7  

Download the OverDrive Media Console App:

  1. Tap the App Store Icon.  Go to Search and type "OverDrive Media Console."
  2. Tap the OverDrive app icon.  Tap Free and then Install to download the app.
  3. Enter your password if necessary and the app will install.
Using the OverDrive Media App:

  1. Tap the OverDrive Media app.
  2. You will be prompted to create an OverDrive account to access library material. If you already have an account, tap Sign In.  If you need to create an account, tap Sign Up.  You will need to provide your full name, email address, and create a password. Tap Sign Up again to finish creating your account and authorize your device.  Make sure to write down or remember the email address and password.
  3. If you ever need to authorize the device again, swipe from the left to the right of the screen to access the menu, tap Settings, and sign in with either an OverDrive account or an Adobe ID (for past users of the app).
  4. After authorizing your device, tap Add a Library and type in the Library's zip code (15228) and tap Search.
  5. Tap Mt. Lebanon Public Library.  Tap the gray star to the left of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Library Association to save (the star will turn yellow). Tap Sign In in the upper right hand corner of the page to login with your library card number. 
To Locate and Download eBooks or Audiobooks:

  1. To look up a title, tap Search in the upper right hand corner.  You can enter keywords, title, or author.  Tap Advanced Search for more options, such as limiting to a specific genre, format, and availability. 
  2. To see more information about a title that interests you tap the cover.
  3. Tap Borrow to checkout a copy of the title or tap Sample to see a preview.  If an item is not available the blue button will read: Place a Hold. Enter your email address and it will be automatically checked out to your account and you will be notified via email.  For additional information, tap more for a summary and similar titles.
  4. Tap Go to Bookshelf to be brought to your account page.  Tap Download (Select One Format) button.  Tap EPUB eBook.  Do not select Kindle Book.  Please note, you will not need to select a format for audiobooks (you will just see MP3 listed as a format).
  5. Tap Confirm & Download.
  6. The OverDrive app will now download the book.  You can read the title by tapping Bookshelf in the app settings pane.

Managing Your OverDrive Account:

  • On the OverDrive website, tap on Account or Sign In (in the upper right hand corner of the page). You can manage your holds, see items you currently have checked out, access your wish list, renew items, and return borrowed titles early.
  • You are allowed to renew items one time 3 days before they are due.  Go to your Bookshelf to view checked out items. Click on the green arrow to renew items. 
  • Tap Holds to view items you are waiting for.  Once you receive an email that your hold is checked out to you, go to the OverDrive site and download the title from your account’s Bookshelf.
  • Lists allows you to keep a wish list of saved titles for the future.
  • You can return items early by clicking Return Title while in the Bookshelf menu.