Use a Computer for Digital Material

Hoopla

Music, movies, ebooks, digital audiobooks, and comics open directly in an Internet browser. Please see our hoopla handout for supported web browsers and minimum system requirements.

OverDrive (Indiana Digital Download Center)

Computer users can borrow eBooks (and audiobooks) and read (or listen) to them right in the browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required. After you have borrowed an item, just click or tap the Read (or Listen) button on your Checkouts page to begin reading (or listening) to it immediately.

Additional programs may be installed depending on your computer operating system

Checkout library books from OverDrive

  1. Go to Bremen Public Library's ebooks page on your computer. www.bremen.lib.in.us/ebooks.htm
  2. Click on the Overdrive graphic or the Indiana Digital Download Center link.
  3. When the Indiana Digital Download Center page appears, click on the “Sign In” link near the upper right corner of the page. Select Bremen Public Library from the list and enter your library card number with no spaces. Click the “Sign In” button when ready.
  4. You will see highlighted titles to choose from or you may search for a specific title using the search box (magnifying glass). Clicking the three horizontal lines will toggle (show or hide) a menu of categories to browse. The menu is normally displayed by default when you are using a computer.
  5. With the menu shown, you should be see choices for eBook Fiction and eBook Nonfiction. To browse books in either of those categories, click on a genre under the desired menu heading.
  6. When choosing a title, look at the top right corner of the book cover. You will notice a symbol of an open book (eBooks) or headphones (audiobooks). If the symbol is black, it means the book is available for check out. If the symbol is gray, it means the title is already checked out and you may put it on hold.
  7. You can narrow your search and browsing results to show only available ePub titles by applying filters. Click on “Show me... Available Now” to see only those available. Click on the “Format” button to see filters for ePub and PDF format. Click on the ePub link, if shown, to see only those titles available in ePub format.
  8. Once you find a title that you want, click on the book cover. A page for that book will open.
  9. If the title is available in ePub format, it will show ePub under Available Formats. You may also read books in PDF format.
  10. Your default lending period will be shown under the Borrow button. If you want to change the lending period for a book you are about to check out, you must do so before you check out the book. Go to your Account, Settings to change your lending period.
  11. Click on the Borrow button to check out the book.
  12. Click on the Download button.

Bremen Public Library, December 2015