eReader Tutorials: Apple Devices

Tutorial for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch


Downloading the Overdrive Media Console App

Checking Out Books

Returning Books

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Downloading the Overdrive Media Console App:


  • Go to the App Store from your device.
  • Search for “Overdrive Media Console”
  • Download the free Overdrive Media Console app.
  • When it is finished downloading, you can open it directly form the App Store or scroll to the end of your apps to find it and tap to open.

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Checking Out Books:


  • Upon opening the app for the first time, you will be prompted to either sign into your Adobe account or to create a new one.
  • Once you have signed in, the first screen you will be looking at is your Bookshelf.
    In the top, right-hand corner, you will see a button that says “Get Book,” click on that to be taken to another page.
  • Click on “Add a Library” at the top of this new page.
  • Search for either “Oglesby” or “61348” and you will be given a list of libraries near Oglesby, but our’s should be listed at the top, so select us by tapping on it.
  • You will now be taken to a page with “Library Systems” listed and the only option listed will be the “Online Media of Northern Illinois Libraries” (or OMNI Libraries).
  • Before you do anything else, tap on the star next to the OMNI Libraries listing; this will save you from searching for our library every time you want to check out a book. The star will turn yellow to confirm you have saved our library to your app.
  • Now tap on the title for OMNI Libraries.
  • This will take you to the website we use for our digital content.
  • Once at, click on the icon that looks like a person and choose our library to sign into your account using your library card number and PIN.
  • You can browse through current titles on the main page or search for books by clicking the magnifying glass icon on the top-right of the page.
  • Tap on a title you want once you have found it.
  • If the book is currently available click on “Borrow” and you will be taken to a new page where it asks you to choose a format to download the book. You will want to select “EPUB eBook” and then click “Confirm & Download”
  • On the book’s page click “Place a Hold” if the book isn’t currently available then you will be asked for an email address to be notified when you can check it out.
  • Once you have downloaded your book it will say “Title Added” across your screen.
  • To access your book, click on “Bookshelf” in the top right-hand corner and you will see a list of the titles you have downloaded.
  • Tap on a cover to open the book.

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Returning Books:


  • To return a book, open your bookshelf in the app.
  • In the top, left-hand corner tap on “Edit.”
  • Tap the red button next to the title you wish to return and then tap the “Return/Delete” button when it pops up.
  • Tap “Return then Delete” if you are finished with the title and want to return it entirely; tap “Delete only” to remove the title from your bookshelf, but leave the book checked out to you until it expires.
  • Tap “Return then Delete” if you are finished with the title and want to return it entirely; tape “Delete Only” to remove the title from your bookshelf, but leave the book check out to you until it expires.