April 23, 2014
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Learn more about Windows mobile devices and the SCDL Digital Collection.  The following links provide instructions on downloading digital materials from the Ohio Ditial Library, Hoopla, and Zino to a Windows devices.

Hoopla Ohio Digital Library Zinio
Account and Viewing Instructions OverDrive Media App Instructions Kindle App Instructions Account  and Viewing Instructions

  OverDrive Media Console

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, music, movies, tv shows, and videos 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)

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)

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)

Installing Adobe Digital Editions and authorizing a computer
Adobe Digital Editions software is required to download library ebooks as well as other digital materials to a Windows computer. The following instructions will take you through a two step process for downloading the Adobe Digital Editions software and authorizing a Windows PC computer. Learn more...
How to Install Adobe Digital Editions and Authorize a Computer (PDF)
How to Install Adobe Digital Editions and Authorize a Computer (Video)

How to download the OverDrive Media Console App
The OverDrive Media Console app is required (Windows tablets and phones) to download library e-books, audio books, music, and videos from the Ohio Digital Library site.  The following instructions take you through the process for downloading the app, creating an Adobe ID if necessary, and authorizing the mobile device.  Learn more...
How to Download the OverDrive app, create an Adobe ID, and Authorize a Mobile Device (PDF)

How to find digital materials in the library catalog
Learn how to search for library e-books using Encore - Stark County District Library's online catalog.
Searching for Digital Materials in the SCDL Catalog (PDF)

How to find digital materials on the Ohio Digital Library site
Are you ready to start searching for digital materials? Here's a quick guide that will help you conduct a General Search for titles within the Ohio Digital Library. Learn more...
General Searching in Ohio Digital Library (PDF)

How to download an audio book, 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...
Audio Books: Download and Listen on a Mobile Device (PDF)

How to place and retrieve a hold on an ebook
The digital title you want may not be available for immediate download; however, you can place holds on digital materials and receive email notifications when they become ready. Learn more...
Placing and Retrieving a Digital Hold on eMedia through Ohio Digital Library (PDF)

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 Kindle App and the Ohio Digital Library

How to Download a Kindle e-book to a Kindle Device
How to check out a Kindle e-book from the library and wirelessly download it to a Kindle device.
Download a Kindle e-book to a Kindle 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

 Zinio - Digital Magazines for Kindle Fire and HD

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. Read issues on a computer or a tablet or smart phone by downloading the free app. This service is free. All that is required is a library card and e-mail address.
Create a SCDL Zinio account and use (PDF)

Still have questions? Please feel free to ask a staff member, call (330) 458-3150 or (330) 458-3160 or email 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 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."

"Enjoy unlimited reading here at Free-eBooks.net. Welcome! Discover all-new, rising authors. Independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance for your enjoyment and non-fiction to help you find info from self-help to biz growth. Simply Login or Register now to get started."

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.

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