April 20, 2014
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The following links provide instructions for downloading digital materials from the library to any Apple device.  By following the directions below you will be able to browse, checkout and download library e-books, digital magazines, videos, audiobooks, and movies and tv programs to your device.
Hoopla Ohio Digital Library Zinio
Account  and Viewing Instructions OverDrive Media App Instructions Kindle App Instructions Account and Viewing Instructions

The OverDrive Media Console App and the Ohio Digital Library

 

Digital library website overview
The Ohio Digital Library website is the access point to the Stark County District Library's digital collection. The SCDL collection consists of e-books, audiobooks, digital magazines, music, videos, movies, and tv programs which can be viewed on mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones, as well as computers such as Windows, iOS, and Linux machines. Learn more...
Digital library website overview (Video)

Create an Adobe ID
An Adobe ID is required to download digital materials to a device that runs the OverDrive Media Console software (which will be downloaded in the next step). The following instructions will take you through the steps for creating an Adobe ID from a computer or mobile device.
How to Create an Adobe ID (PDF)

How to download, add a library, create an Adobe ID, and authorize a device using the OverDrive Media Console app
The following instructions explain how to install the free OverDrive Media Console app on your Apple device. You may complete all necessay steps necessary to get started using your OMC app as well as browse and download digital materials on Apple devices including, laptops, tablets, and phones.
Download the OverDrive Media Console App, Add a Library, and Authorize the Device (PDF)

How to search for digital materials using the Ohio Digital Library website
Learn how to conduct general and advanced searches for library e-books and other digital materials on the Ohio Digital Library website.
General Searching in the Ohio Digital Library (PDF)

How to download and return digital materials using the OverDrive Media Console app
These instructions are for searching for and downloading digital materials using the OverDrive Media Console App. Learn more...
How to Browse and Checkout Digital Materials Using OverDrive App (PDF)

How to find digital materials in the library catalog
You can search for digital materials in the Stark County District Library Catalog without going to the Ohio Digital Library first. Search for digital materials in the library catalog using the library's simple search feature located on the library's main website page, www.starklibrary.org. Learn more ...
Searching for Digital Materials in the SCDL Catalog (PDF)

How to place holds on digital materials from the library catalog
Learn how to place holds on digital materials and receive e-mail notification when they are ready for download.
Placing a Hold on Digital Materials from the Library (PDF)

How to download an audiobook, music or videos
The following instructions are for searching and listening to library audio books on a mobile device including Kindle, Nook, iPad and Android devices. Learn more...
How to Search, Download and Listen to E-audio Items (PDF)

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   Hoopla

How to Create and View a Hoopla Account from a Computer
A Hoopla account is required to download Hoopla digital materials such as movies, TV programs, music, and audiobooks to a mobile device The following instructions will take you through the steps for creating a Hoopla account from a computer. 
How to create a Hoopla account from an iPad (PDF)
Viewing Instructions for Hoopla (PDF)

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The Kindle App and the Ohio Digital Library

 How to download and use the Kindle app on an Apple device
Read Kindle e-books on an Apple device by downloading and installing the free Kindle app.
Kindle App for Apple Device (PDF)

How to use Amazon's Manage Your Account
Return, delete, or transfer Kindle e-books via USB using Amazon's Manage Your Kindle feature. 
Amazon's Manage Your Kindle (PDF)

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Zinio - Digital Magazines on an Apple Device

 

The following instructions explain how to use a Stark County District Library (SCDL) card to access Zinio - the world's largest newsstand, which offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

How to create a Zinio Account
The SCDL Zinio access for digital magazine requires an SCDL Zinio Account for ordering digital magazines for computer or Zinio app viewing.  The following instructions will help you to create your SCDL Zinio account and how to view items using a computer with Internet access.  Learn more...
How to create an SCDL Zinio account and user instructions (PDF)
How to use your SCDL Zinio Account (Video)

Still have questions? Please feel free to ask a staff member, call (330) 458-3150 or (330) 458-3160, or e-mail trainer@starklibrary.org for additional assistance.

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Free e-Book Websites

The Book Depository
The Book Depository (Guernsey) is the UK's largest dedicated online bookseller, offering the largest range of titles in the world, available for dispatch within 48 hours. Founded in 2004 to make 'All Books available to All' we focus on selling 'less of more' rather than 'more of less', differentiating ourselves from other retailers who increasingly focus on bestsellers.
Book Depository (PDF)

BookBub.com
"BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed ebooks. You choose the types you'd like to get notified about -- with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks -- and we send great deals in those genres to your inbox."

Free-eBooks.net
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Project Gutenberg.org
"Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers."
Searching Project Gutenberg (PDF)