Monday, August 29, 2016

Accessing and Signing into OverDrive

Looking for access to a wealth of electronic texts for your students? Then let's take a look at OverDrive.

Access and download the OverDrive app from Self Service.

Once it's downloaded, choose "Continue" at the bottom of the screen because we are using OverDrive through our school.

Next, choose "Add a library".

Now search for "Columbia Public Schools" in the search field.

Choose the "Columbia Public Schools" option, not your own school! 

Now sign in with your Columbia Public Schools computer username and password. Just your username, not your entire email address. 

You are in! Now you can browse and checkout electronic books and audio books. Find the one you want, tap on the cover, then tap "borrow"

Once it's checked out, press "Go to Checkouts".

Now you'll see a list of checked out materials. You'll see in this instance, I have 14 days to finish the books. Choose the option for "Read (in your browser)".

This link will send you to Safari. Sign in with your school username and password.

Voila! Now you are ready to read. Swipe to the left to turn the pages. Enjoy!

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