Enjoy Library eBooks on the iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch

iPad, iPhone, iPod

With the OverDrive app you can read and listen to books borrowed from the Bremen Public Library using the Indiana Digital Download Center.

To install the latest version of the OverDrive app, you will need iOS 6.0 or higher. This version of the app requires new users to create a free OverDrive account. Users of older Apple devices will need to recover a previously downloaded legacy app from the App Store or from your iTunes library.

You will need to know your Apple ID and have Internet access to follow these instructions. Once your device has been setup and you have downloaded a book to the app, you will be able to read or listen to the book offline, without Internet access.

Initial Setup of Your Device

Checkout and download library books

OverDrive Icon
  1. You can use the OverDrive app to download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the Indiana Digital Download Center (iddc) to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
  2. Open the OverDrive app if not already running.
  3. Tap on 'Get Books'.
  4. Tap on the Indiana Digital Download Center in your library list.
  5. Tap on 'Sign In' and choose Bremen Public Library.
  6. Enter your library card number with no spaces.
  7. You will see highlighted titles to choose or you may search for a specific title using a search box (magnifying glass). Tapping the three horizontal lines will toggle a menu of categories to browse.
  8. 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.
  9. You can narrow your search and browsing results to show only available titles, a specific format, or a subject by applying a filter. The filters may be shown on the left side of your screen or you may need to scroll to the bottom of the screen to find them.
  10. Once you find a title that you want, tap on it. A page for that book will open.
  11. Under the picture of the cover of the book, you may change the duration of the checkout (only if you are logged in).
  12. Tap Borrow.
  13. After tapping Borrow, you will see the book in your iddc Bookshelf. Now you have the options to 'Download', 'Read in Browser' (if it is an ePub book), 'Listen in Browser' (if it is an audiobook), or to 'Return Title'.
  14. Tap the Download button and select ePub format (or mp3 for audiobooks) if given a choice. Confirm and/or Download the title.
  15. If you choose to Read or Listen to a title in your browser, you may not have access to the title when you are not connected to the Internet.
  16. If you download the book, you can read or listen to it without an Internet connection. The option to Return will disappear from the iddc Bookshelf after a book has been downloaded. Downloaded books can be returned using the OverDrive app.

Enjoy your library books

  1. Start the OverDrive app.
  2. You should see the title of your book. Tap to read or listen to the book.
  3. The book will be automatically returned on the due date.
  4. Listen to the "Welcome to OverDrive" audiobook on your app bookshelf for a description of features.

Tips and Help

Bremen Public Libray revised December 2015.