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OVERDRIVE FOR IOS DEVICES

For help, please fill out our online support form: www.sccl.org/support.

How It Works

  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • If an eBook is checked out, you may request to be placed in the holds queue (see “Placing Holds”).
  • Books may be renewed twice (provided others aren’t waiting in line).
  • 10 OverDrive checkouts / 12 OverDrive holds (includes eBooks and audiobooks).

You Will Need

  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid Santa Clara County Library District card and PIN.

Setup

  1. Install the OverDrive Media Console app from iTunes. Get the app.
  2. Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  3. Authorize your device with an Adobe ID. If you already have one, choose Sign In, enter your Adobe ID and tap Authorize. If not, choose Register at Adobe.com and follow the steps to create an Adobe ID.
  4. Return to the app menu by tapping the Back button.
  5. Open the Bookshelf, then tap the Get Books button.
  6. Tap Add a Library, search for Santa Clara County Library.
  7. Choose the first selection for Santa Clara County Library.
  8. Tap the Star symbol to save it as a favorite.

Check Out

  1. Tap the starred library name to begin looking for books.
  2. Sign in with your library card number and PIN (upper-right).
  3. Select a book (using either the Browse or Search feature).
  4. To check out the book, tap Borrow. You may also reserve the book by tapping, Place a Hold (see “Placing Holds”).

Download & Read in the App

  1. Tap the Download button, select the EPUB format, then tap Confirm & Download.
  2. To begin reading, tap Bookshelf, then tap a book to open and begin reading.
  3. To read the book in your browser (for available books only), Tap Read next to a book on your bookshelf.

Returning eBooks Early

If You’ve Downloaded the eBook:

  1. From Bookshelf, tap and hold the title of the book and choose Return (return early) or Delete (removes from Bookshelf but is still checked out).

If Reading in Your Browser:

  1. Go to the OverDrive collection and log into your Account.
  2. Choose Return Title to return and remove the book from your Bookshelf.

Placing Holds

  1. Tap Place a Hold.
  2. You will receive an email from donotereply@overdrive.com when your book is available.
  3. You will then have three days to check out or borrow the book.
  4. Follow the link from your email to get to your Holds list.
  5. Tap the Borrow to check out the book.

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AXIS 360 FOR IOS DEVICES

For help, please fill out our online support form: www.sccl.org/support.

How It Works:

  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • If an eBook is checked out, you may request to be placed in the holds queue (see “Placing Holds).
  • 10 Axis 360 checkouts / 12 Axis 360 holds.

You Will Need

  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid Santa Clara County Library District card and PIN.

Get Full-Color eBooks Using Blio

Setup

  1. Install the Blio Reader app. Get the app.
  2. Launch your device’s browser and create a Blio account.
  3. Register for an Axis 360 account by entering your library card and PIN.
  4. Return to the app and select Log In, using the information created above (Step 2).

Check Out Using Browser

  1. Return to the device’s browser to view the library’s Axis 360 collection. 
  2. Tap Login (upper-right).
  3. Enter your library card ID and PIN.
  4. Select a Blio eBook (using either the Browse or Search feature).
  5. To check out the book, select Checkout Now (ensure that the Blio format is highlighted blue). You may also reserve the book by tapping, Place on Hold (see “Placing Holds”).
  6. Enter login information (email and password) created above in “Setup” (Step 2).
  7. Checkout is successful if you see a due date below the book cover.

Read in Blio App

  1. Close the browser.
  2. Launch the Blio app.
  3. Tap Get Books, then .
  4. Tap Done, then tap the book cover to begin reading.

Get Regular eBooks Using axisReader App

Setup

  1. Install and open the axisReader app. Get the app.
  2. Authorize your device with an Adobe ID. If you already have one, enter your Adobe ID and Password and tap Authorize. If not, choose Register at www.adobe.com and follow the steps to create an Adobe ID.
  3. Tap Find a Library, then search for Santa Clara County.
  4. Select Santa Clara County Libraries. Tap the Plus (+) sign next to the name to add it to My Libraries.
  5. Then tap > to load the library’s eBook collection.

Checkout, Download, & Read Using axisReader App

  1. Launch the axisReader app.
  2. Tap Find a Library.
  3. Tap > next to Santa Clara County Libraries.
  4. Tap Login (upper-right).
  5. Register for an Axis 360 account (library card ID, library PIN, username, and email address).
  6. Select an EPUB or PDF eBook (using either the Browse or Search feature).
  7. To check out the book, select Checkout Now (ensure that the EPUB or PDF format is highlighted blue). You may also reserve the book by tapping, Place on Hold (see “Placing Holds”).
  8. Enter your login information (email and password) created above in (Step 5).
  9. The Checkout is successful if you see a due date below the book cover.
  10. Select Read Now to begin reading.

Placing Holds AXIS

  1. Tap Place on Hold.
  2. You will receive an email when your eBook is available. You have 72 hours, once you receive the email, to check out your book.
  3. Click on the link provided, follow instructions to check out the book.

NEED MORE HELP?

Please contact your local librarian.

Campbell Library

Cupertino Library

Gilroy Library

Los Altos Library

Milpitas Library

Morgan Hill Library

Saratoga Library

Woodland Branch Library

www.sccl.org/ebooks

408-866-1991

408-446-1677

408-842-8207

650-948-7683

408-262-1171

408-779-3196

408-867-6126

650-969-6030

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