Do you or someone you know have an eBook reader or tablet? Point them in the direction of the library. The Carnegie Public Library offers you best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video available 24/7 from the library’s new eBook catalog, http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ .
You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Kindles do not need software but be sure to choose the Kindle titles in the collection and often you will need a cable to connect your Kindle to a computer (you will need to log into your Amazon account). Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.
This service is free with your library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, visit http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ .
What changes will existing users who currently use both sites see?
You will now only have one site that looks and functions much like the other sites did. The name of the site will be The Ohio Digital Library. This site will have all of the holdings of the previous two catalogs.
What policies will the new catalog have in terms of checkout length, total checkouts, etc?
21 day checkouts default with options for 14 days and 7 days for all materials
10 items checked out.
Will your current checkouts and holds lists merge?
Yes, the current checkouts and holds patrons of both the Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Digital Catalog should appear on the Ohio Digital Library. Users will not lose any holds/checkouts because of combining accounts, but if it causes them to reach/exceed their max, then they wouldn’t be able to place any new holds/checkouts until some have been removed.
How will the merged holds be ranked?
Patrons will still retain the holds that they placed on the Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Digital Catalog. These holds will retain their original timestamp and will be sorted by that timestamp. So, the number on the holds list may change for you, but you will not lost your place in line, if that makes sense.
How will this change effect users of the Overdrive app?
Users who have the Ohio eBook Project site bookmarked/saved in their app will see “Ohio Digital Library” and won’t need to make any changes. Those patrons who had SEO saved but not OEP will need to find the new site under its new name. Or, if they go to their SEO bookmark, it will redirect them.
Will there be a new URL or link for the merged site?
Yes, the URL for the site will be http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/  Ohioebooks.com, ohioebooks.org, Ohioebook.com and Ohioebook.org will also work. All links from the old sites will redirect to this URL.
How many items will be in this new site?
This new catalog will have approximately 125,000 copies of items for our patrons to check out. It’s harder to determine titles at this time, since there is a lot of overlap between the two collections.
A step-by-step guide is available below.
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