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R.E.A.D.S. Illustrated Instructions
R.E.A.D.S. Audiobooks



How do I log in to my R.E.A.D.S. account?
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The web address for R.E.A.D.S. is http://reads.lib.overdrive.com

  • Click the MY ACCOUNT button, second tab from the right.

  • OR

  • Click the SIGN IN tab

  • Click BUFFALO RIVER REGION on the map.
OR

  • BUFFALO RIVER REGION link below the map

The SIGN IN screen opens.

Select the LIBRARY SYSTEM:
  • Click the drop down arrow

  • Scroll down and click on your library's name.

  • Add your library account number.
  • Click the SIGN IN button.


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What is the OVERDRIVE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM?

OverDrive Advantage - Find out if your library offers additional titles!

Williamson County Public Library system participates in the OVERDRIVE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM.

NOTE: Sign in to your R.E.A.D.S. account before searching the collection. Certain Advantage titles will not display if not logged into your account.

  • Titles are purchased exclusively for WCPL patrons.
  • Sign in to your account before searching R.E.A.D.S.
  • Look for the OVERDRIVE ADVANTAGE symbol.



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How do I search for a book ?

R.E.A.D.S. home page features BOOK GALLERIES.

Scroll through the book galleries for:
  • NEW EBOOKS
  • NEW AUDIOBOOKS
  • ALWAYS AVAILABLE
  • RELEIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
  • RECENTLY RETURNED
OR

  • Search the collection by entering terms in the navy blue SEARCH box.
  • Narrow the search by selecting the format.
  • Check in the box to left of available titles.
  • Click the GO button





OR






Use the light blue collection links to review the fiction and non-fiction collections:

  • by reading level
  • by format

OR

  • Click the SEARCH tab to open the ADVANCED SEARCH screen.
  • Complete the fields of your choice.
  • Click SEARCH button.



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How do I checkout a audiobook?







Books available for checkout display ADD TO CART link on the right side of the record.

  • Click ADD to CART link.










The MY CART screen opens

NOTE: The icons indicate the audio formats.
  • Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT button


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How do I select the Lending Period?













The CHECHOUT screen opens.
  • Click the down arrow on the right side of the LENDING PERIOD box.
  • Click CONFIRM checkout button.












  • The DOWNLOAD screen opens.
  • The title is ready to download.
    • Click the DOWNLOAD button


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How do I place a hold?








If the title is CHECKED OUT the PLACE A HOLD link displays on the right side of the record.
  • Click PLACE A HOLD link










The MY HOLDS screen opens.
  • Enter your email address.
  • Confirm your email address.
  • Click PLACE A HOLD button.

A confirmation message displays.



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How do I checkout a book on hold when it is available?









When a title on hold is ready to checkout an email will be sent to the email address entered when the hold was placed.

Once the email is sent you will have two days to checkout the title.
  • Log in to your R.E.A.D.S. account.
  • Click the MY HOLDS link.
Checkout the book as outlined above.



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How do I download a book?

If transferring the audio title to a portable device, attach the device to your computer.









Log in to your R.E.A.D.S. Account.
  • Click the MY BOOKSHELF link.










The MY BOOKSHELF screen opens.

  • Click the DOWNLOAD button


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How do I use the Overdrive Media Player to finish the download process?

The OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE program opens.

Note: if your computer opens a security warning regarding the OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE allow the program to open.

  • click the download button.















The GET MEDIA box opens
  • The Media Console will select the folder where the files will be saved.
  • Click OK button.

The DOWNLOAD box opens
  • Download all parts
OR
  • if your internet connection is slow
  • column heading - uncheck the box to the left of PART
  • select the parts to download by clicking in the box to the left of the part number.
  • Click OK button

  • The download progress will display in the bottom of the Media Console box.
  • When the download is finished, the MEDIA CONSOLE displays titles checked out and the expiration date (see below for the example)


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How do I play the book on my computer?

  • Click the ¬†button


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How do I transfer a book to my portable device?

media console menu bar
Click the  button.


The OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE TRANSFER WIZARD opens
  • Click NEXT button






















The CONFIRM box opens.
  • Your portable player displays in the PLAYER: box

  • All parts are automatically selected

  • NOTE: If your internet connection is slow uncheck some the of parts and repeat the process for the remaining parts.

  • Click the NEXT button

The PROGRESS box opens.

  • The audio file transfer begins.

  • The process displays in the TRANSFER box.

The SUCCESS box opens.
  • Click the FINISHED button.
  • Close the MEDIA CONSOLE.

The successfully transferred message includes:
  • the number of parts downloaded
  • the player
  • the folder where the title is saved on your computer.


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Are expired audio books saved on my computer?









Yes, R.E.A.D.S. audio files are saved to a folder on your computer.

  • The GET MEDIA step explained above identifies the folder on the hard drive where the audio files are saved.
  • Locate the files on your computer and delete them.

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