Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sign up or Read your Library Newsletter online!


The Springfield Town Library quarterly newsletter is now available online to view. You may also sign up with an email address to receive the newsletter in your email each quarter (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).
This helps the library save money on printing costs and postage. Click the link below to take a peek and see what you think!
http://www.supportlibrary.com/nl/users/springfieldtown/mweb/path200-1.html


To sign up: go to the library website at http://www.springfieldtownlibrary.org/

Click on the "Book News" tab.
Then click on "Book News."

You will see all the newsletters we now offer, including the quarterly library newsletter and our new Staff Picks newsletter - have fun!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Download ebooks on your nook

Springfield Town Library

Required software and authorization

1. Before you can download library books to your Nook, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your computer. Here are two ways to access this software:

Go to www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/ and follow the instructions.

Go to www.springfieldtownlibrary. From the library's website click on the green tab marked "audiobooks and eBooks". On the Green Mountain Library Consortium page, click on Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks on the right side of the page under Digital Software.

2. Open Adobe Digital Editions. You will be prompted to create an Adobe account and then to authorize your computer. Note: You MUST create an account or you will not be able to transfer Overdrive eBooks from your computer to your nook. You cannot download Overdrive eBooks directly to your nook, but must transfer eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions.

3. With Adobe Digital Editions open, attach the nook to your computer via the USB port. You will be prompted to authorize your nook. Follow the click through path to authorize your device.

4. On a PC, the nook will show up if Adobe Digital Editions is already open, and might not show up if you connect the nook first. On a Mac, the nook may not show up if Adobe Digital Editions is already open when the nook is attached. Attach the nook and then open ADE. Your PC may require you to restart.


 


 


 



















Springfield Town Library
Instructions for nook, continued


Transferring an eBook to your nook

1. Click on the Library View (the icon of bookshelves upper left) within Adobe Digital Editions. Titles you have downloaded are listed on the right. If you have a lot of titles, you may click on "Borrowed Items." Drag and drop the title you would like to transfer onto the nook icon below the Bookshelves.

2. You will see the file copy to the nook. The title is now transferred to the device. On a PC, click "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the lower right of your monitor. The click the "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device" box. When you see "Safe to Remove Hardward", you may detach the nook from your computer. On a Mac, unmount/eject the nook using the Finder before unplugging. Detach the nook from your computer.

3. Touch the menu icon at the bottom of your nook for My Library. The book you just downloaded will appear under "My Documents." Scroll down to the title. Touch "View item details and options." Touch "Read" to begin reading your eBook.

Returning an eBook before the due date

1. Open Adobe Digital Editons on the computer where you downloaded the eBook.

2. Click on the Library View. Titles you have downloaded appear on the right. Click on the small triangle in the upper left corner of the title. Select "Borrowed Item" on the list of options. A dialogue box will pop up. Click "Return." The eBook will disappear from your bookshelf in Adobe Digital Editions.

3. The next time you log into Overdrive, the eBook will be checked in, and your account will be updated. If you don't return the eBook early, it will expire on its due date.

Deleting an Expired eBook from Adobe Digital Editions

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions on the computer where you downloaded the eBook.

2. Click on the Library view. Titles you have downloaded appear on the right. Click the small triangle in the upper left corner of the title. Select "Delete" on the list of options.

3. You cannot open the eBook after its due date. If it is available, you may download it from Overdrive again, after deleting the expired copy.

Deleting an eBook from your nook

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions, and attach the nook for a PC or for a Mac, attach the nook, then open Adobe Digital Editions.

2. Click on the nook icon beneath the bookshelves. You will see a list of books that you have downloaded to your nook.

3. Click the small triangle in the upper left corner of the title, and then select "Delete Item" on the list of options. The eBook will be deleted from your nook.


 

Download ebooks to your Sony eReader

Springfield Town Library

There are two ways to download eBooks to your Sony eReader. Please read through instructions to decide which one will work for you.

Required software and authorization

1. Before you can download library books to your Sony eReader, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your computer. Here are two ways to access this software:

Go to www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/ and follow the instructions.

Go to www.springfieldtownlibrary. From the library's website click on the green tab marked "audiobooks and eBooks". On the Green Mountain Library Consortium page, click on Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks on the right side of the page under Digital Software.

2. Open Adobe Digital Editions. You will be prompted to create an Adobe account and then to authorize your computer. Note: You MUST create an account or you will not be able to transfer Overdrive eBooks from your computer to your Sony eReader.

3. With Adobe Digital Editions open, attach the Sony eReader to your computer via the USB port. You will be prompted to authorize your Sony eReader. Follow the click through path to authorize your device.

4. On a PC, the Sony eReader will show up if Adobe Digital Editions is already open, and might not show up if you connect the Sony eReader first. On a Mac, the Sony eReader may not show up if Adobe Digital Editions is already open when the Sony eReader is attached. Attach the Sony eReader and then open ADE. Your PC may require you to restart.


 


 


 

 

Springfield Town Library
Instructions for Sony eReader, continued


Transferring an eBook to your Sony eReader

1. Click on the Library View (the icon of bookshelves upper left) within Adobe Digital Editions. Titles you have downloaded are listed on the right. If you have a lot of titles, you may click on "Borrowed Items." Drag and drop the title you would like to transfer onto the Sony eReader icon below the Bookshelves.

2. You will see the file copy to the Sony eReader. The title is now transferred to the device. On a PC, click "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the lower right of your monitor. The click the "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device" box. When you see "Safe to Remove Hardware", you may detach the Sony eReader from your computer. On a Mac, unmount/eject the Sony eBook using the Finder before unplugging. Detach the Sony eReader from your computer.

Returning an eBook before the due date

1. Open Adobe Digital Editons on the computer where you downloaded the eBook.

2. Click on the Library View. Titles you have downloaded appear on the right. Click on the small triangle in the upper left corner of the title. Select "Borrowed Item" on the list of options. A dialogue box will pop up. Click "Return." The eBook will disappear from your bookshelf in Adobe Digital Editions.

3. The next time you log into Overdrive, the eBook will be checked in, and your account will be updated. If you don't return the eBook early, it will expire on its due date.

Deleting an Expired eBook from Adobe Digital Editions

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions on the computer where you downloaded the eBook.

2. Click on the Library view. Titles you have downloaded appear on the right. Click the small triangle in the upper left corner of the title. Select "Delete" on the list of options.

3. You cannot open the eBook after its due date. If it is available, you may download it from Overdrive again, after deleting the expired copy.

Deleting an eBook from your Sony eReader

1. Open Adobe Digital Editions, and attach the Sony eReader for a PC or for a Mac, attach the Sony eReader, then open Adobe Digital Editions.

2. Click on the Sony eReader icon beneath the bookshelves. You will see a list of books that you have downloaded to your Sony eReader.

3. Click the small triangle in the upper left corner of the title, and then select "Delete Item" on the list of options. The eBook will be deleted from your Sony eReader.


 









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2nd Method - Downloading eBooks
using Sony Reader Library

This method is recommended if you plan to buy ebooks from the Sony store and/or download free books from Google's Books.


1. Open the Reader Library.

2. Plug your Sony eReader to your computer via USB.

3. The Sony Reader Library should recognize your eReader, if not, try turning it on or make sure the connections are snug.

4. On the left side of the Sony Reader Library, click on "eBook store". A page opens in the Sony Reader Library. On the top right corner, you want to click "Login into your Account". If you don't have an account, you'll need to create one with Sony.

5. Once you are logged in, click on "Manage Devices".

6. Authorize the devices that you want, if this is your first time; make sure to authorize your computer and the Sony eReader so you can download eBooks from Overdrive.

7. Once your computer and eBook reader is authorized, you can download eBooks from Overdrive. The .ACSM file downloaded from those sites will automatically open by the Sony Reader Library and the eBook will be downloaded to your computer. If somehow the Sony Reader Library does not recognize the .ACSM automatically, drag the file into the "Library" on the left column of the Sony Reader Library.

8. If you would like to transfer eBooks from your Sony Reader Library to your Sony eReader, just drag the file you like into the "Reader" tab on the left.