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Getting the Most Out of Your iPad

Updated February 2014: Introduced in 2006, Apple’s iPad has become the fastest selling tablet computer of all time, making owners out of people who had previously never seen a need for such a device. In fact, I’m one of those people. I figured that since I already had a MacBook Pro and an iPod Touch, I didn’t need one more thing to schlep around with me. But when I saw some of the things it could do, I changed my mind fast. I’d like to icon share some of these things with you.

Borrowing OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks on Apple iOS Devices

Updated February 2014: icon This handout is for people who have devices running Apple's iPhone Operating System (iOS), such as iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, and iPad Minis. We have a collection of both eBooks and audiobooks available through the OverDrive service; these can be downloaded directly to your device without even connecting to a computer.
If you are using an older Apple product that cannot run the new version of the app, the older handout is for you.

Borrowing OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks on NOOKs and Other Android Devices

Updated February 2014icon This handout is for people who have NOOK tablet devices such as the NOOK Color or the NOOK HD, or other devices that run the Android operating system such as the Google Nexus. In fact, this can even be used with the Kindle Fire family of devices, since they run Android too. We have a collection of both eBooks and audiobooks available through the OverDrive service; these can be downloaded directly to your device without even connecting to a computer.

Borrowing OverDrive eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

Updated February 2014: One way of borrowing library eBooks is to sideload books from your own computer to a non-tablet eReader like the NOOK Simple Touch or similar devices from companies like Sony or Kobo. icon This handout will walk you through the process of getting OverDrive books onto your eReader using the sideloading technique.

Borrowing 3M Cloud eBooks Using the Sideloading Technique

icon This handout is for people using “eInk” non-tablet devices like the Nook Simple Touch
the Nook GlowLight, as well as those made by Kobo and others that require you to connect it to the computer to transfer your 3M Cloud downloadable books.