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Overdrive Media Console App
(works with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Smartphones)

The following steps show you how to install and use the iOS (version 4.0 or newer) OverDrive Media Console App on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Have questions? Ask a staff member or call a SPL location.

Step A. Installing the Overdrive Media Console App

  1. Go to the App Store on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and search for “OverDrive Media Console.” Select OverDrive Media Console.
  2. Touch the “Free” button on the right side and it will change to “Install.”
  3. Touch “Install.” You will be asked for your iTunes password. After it is entered, OverDrive Media Console will install Open OverDrive Media Console.
  4. Touch the “Get Books +” button in the top right. Touch the “Settings” button at the bottom. Touch the “Authorize with Adobe ID” button.

Step B. Creating the Adobe I.D. and Password.

1. If you already have an Adobe ID and password, enter it here. If not, please read the directions below:

Touch the “Get Adobe ID” button at the bottom. Safari will open, and you will be taken to Adobe’s website. Touch on “Sign In” on the upper right of the page. Touch “Create an Adobe Account.” You will be taken to a page where you are asked to supply some information. This is a secure site, but Adobe is not affiliated with Columbus Metropolitan Library. Please fill in the required fields indicated with a red asterisk. When finished, touch “Continue” at the bottom of the page. Exit Safari, open OverDrive Media Console and enter your Adobe ID and password.

Step C. How to Access Library Materials

  1. Touch “Get Books” at the bottom left. Touch “Add a Website” at the top. Search and select “Southwest Public Libraries”. Then select the “Digital Downloads” link.
  2. Touch “Login” in the top right. At the login screen, select your library at the bottom.
  3. At the next screen, enter your library card number. Touch “Login.”
  4. From here, search for a particular title or just browse. Pay attention to the gray box below the book cover to see if the title is an MP3 or EPUB. If a title is available, it will say “add to cart” in the gray box. If it is checked out, it will say “place a hold.”
  5. Once a title is selected, touch “add to cart.” Select “Continue Browsing” to check out more titles or “Proceed to Checkout” to check out the titles in your cart. After touching “Proceed to Checkout,” touch “Confirm check out” at the bottom of the next screen.
  6. Touch “Download.” This opens OverDrive Media Console. Select “Download Now” if prompted.
  7. The MP3 or EPUB will be downloaded directly to OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console App
(works with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Smartphones)