Would you like to take books out from the library without ever leaving your home? All you need is an e-reader or MP3 player, internet service, and a library card! Check out Mid Hudson Library System Digital Downloads, powered by Overdrive, to browse thousands of your favorite young adult audiobooks and e-books. Just click the “View All Subjects” button under either eBooks or Audiobooks on the left hand side menu of the home page. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and you will find “Young Adult Fiction”. Click the link and start browsing! There you’ll find popular YA books including Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and The Angel Experiment by James Patterson!
Not sure where to start? Underneath “Search Results” at the top of the page, you can order your search by release date (if you want new releases), most popular (if you want to see what everyone else is reading), title (if you want the titles listed in alphabetical order), and creator (if you want to see the titles listed by author’s last name).
Having trouble finding an item that is currently available? Check the box “Only show titles with copies available” and the site will show you titles that are checked in and available for you to read right away!
Having trouble downloading e-books or audiobooks to your device or just getting started? Click “Getting Started?” on the top right of the navigation bar, for help getting started with your particular device and troubleshooting tips.
On the Mid-Hudson Library System’s OverDrive Digital Downloads page you will now see a new link on the left-hand navigation bar, titled “Accessible eBooks”, giving patrons with print disabilities access to eBooks. The Library eBook Accessibility Program (LEAP) is a partnership between OverDrive and Bookshare.org. OverDrive’s role in the program is to fully fund one year of membership for our qualifying patrons. The link directs patrons to apply for a Bookshare membership from the OverDrive-powered site. The accessible books will be provided by Bookshare to patrons enrolled in LEAP, and include books in DAISY and Braille formats that can be read with computers, assistive reading devices, Braille printers, and MP3 players.
eBooks are now available through OverDrive to library card-holders at the Hudson Area Association Library and throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System. OverDrive is available 24/7 and there are never any late fees! You can check out OverDrive online at http://mhls.lib.overdrive.com. An eBook is a digital book, magazine, or graphic novel that can be downloaded and read on a computer or portable device. The Barnes & Noble nook, the Sony Reader, and the Kobo eReader are all compatible. You can also use your Windows PC or Mac computer or laptop with Adobe Digital Editions to access eBooks. The Kindle is not compatible at this time. OverDrive has released apps for iPhone and Android, allowing patrons to download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to their iPhone, iPod touch, or Android phone/tablet. New users can search for “OverDrive Media Console” in the Apple App Store and Android Market, while current users will be alerted to update the existing OverDrive app on their devices. Currently the iPhone app will work on iPad with iOS 4, enabling the full browse, check out, download experience. An optimized version for iPad with improved resolution and additional features is coming soon, along with apps for BlackBerry and other mobile devices. For more information on OverDrive’s apps with eBook support, visit http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/. Need more help? Check out the OverDrive cheat sheet at http://overdrive.com/files/ebook-cheat-sheet.pdf.