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R.E.A.D.S. Illustrated Instructions
Overdrive Media Console App

Click here for a PDF version of these instructions.

These instructions will help you download Adobe EPUB eBook files, Overdrive MP3 eAudiobook files and public domain eBook titles.

Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Go to the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, or NOOK apps store. Download OverDrive Media Console.
  • Then touch ADD WEBSITE to search for Williamson County Public Library.
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  • Enter zip code(37064) to find Williamson County Public Library’s R.E.A.D.S website.
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  • Find the name of your branch on the list.  Touch the name to select it.  For the main library, touch Williamson County Public Library.
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  • Touch “Tennessee R.E.A.D.S.” to begin.
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  • Type WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY or the name of your branch (BETHESDA, COLLEGE GROVE, FAIRVIEW, LEIPER'S FORK or NOLENSVILLE) into the box and press ENTER or CLICK on your library's name when it appears.
  • Sign in to READS account

  • Type your LIBRARY CARD NUMBER in the box (all numbers and no spaces). Click "Sign In."
  • Enter library name

    Enter library card number

    Your R.E.A.D.S. Account:

  • Your account opens to your BOOKSHELF. Links to your HOLDS, LISTS, and SETTINGS are on the right side of the screen. Your BOOKSHELF shows all the books you have checked out.

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  • Go to the SETTINGS menu to choose your lending period.
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  • Go to the HOLDS menu to view your holds. When a title becomes available you will receive an email. Sign in to your account and go to the HOLDS menu to borrow the title.
  • Holds menu

  • You can create a WISH LIST of titles you would like to borrow in the future.
  • Wish list

  • You can also view LISTS of titles you have rated, books recommended for you based on your reading history, and books you've recommended for purchase.
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    Recommend a title for purchase:

  • When searching, select the ADDITIONAL TITLES button to view titles the Library does not own. Select the icon of a person holding a book to recommend the title.
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    Borrowing books:

  • Select the MENU icon in the top right corner of the screen. A lighter blue menu will drop down with categories for you to browse.
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  • Search for a book by entering the TITLE, AUTHOR or KEYWORD in the SEARCH box. You can select ADVANCED SEARCH for more options.
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  • Click on a BOOK COVER to get more information about the book. Books that are available have a darker book icon in the top right corner. (audiobooks have a headphone icon). Click on the RIBBON, next to the title, to place the book on your WISH LIST.
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  • Select PLACE A HOLD to get on the waiting list for a book. You will then be prompted to enter your email address.
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  • To borrow a book, select BORROW. The book will now appear on your BOOKSHELF. You can select the ACCOUNT icon to view your bookshelf.
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  • You can also select GO TO BOOKSHELF to download or read the book in your browser.
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  • Select the correct file for your device. You can download EPUB or MP3 with the app.
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  • You can only choose the format once, so choose carefully.
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  • Touch DOWNLOAD to get eBook file on your device.
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  • Sign in using your Adobe ID. You only have to do this once for your device.
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  • Your eBook title has now been added to your device.
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    Return a library book early:

    1. Open the OVERDRIVE APP. Slide your finger, to the left, across the arrow next to the title you would like to return.
    2. Touch DELETE.
    4. Your book is now returned.

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