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You need an active Waukegan Public Library card to download digital materials. If you live in Waukegan and don’t have a library card, get one! If you live outside Waukegan, try contacting your home library to learn about their eBook collection.
Once the program has been installed, click this link to create a free Adobe ID. This will authorize your computer to download and transfer eBooks to your eReader in the future. Click Get an Adobe ID and fill in the required information.
3. Search the eBook catalog.
Once your ID has been created and the program has been installed, visit waukegan.overdrive.com to view the OverDrive eBook collection. You can search for a specific title or browse for books by subject or collection.
4. Select a book.
When you find a book you want to read, click on the circle to read a sample or get more information about the title, or just click Borrow.
5. Log in and view checked out titles.
Log in with your library card number. Once the book has been checked out, a blue message will appear at the top of your screen. Click Loans to view your checked out titles.
6. Select a format.
Click Choose Format and select EPUB eBook.
7. Device Compatability Notice
You will receive a notice that says "Adobe Digital Editions is required for this format on your current device." Click Confirm.
8. Open with Adobe Digital Editions.
Double check that your eBook is set to open in Adobe Digital Editions and click OK.
9. Authorize with Adobe ID
If this is your first time using Adobe Digital Editions, you will be asked to authorize your computer with your Adobe ID. This will only need to be done once.
10. Start reading!
Your book should show up automatically in Adobe Digital Editions.
11. Transfer to eReader.
To transfer an eBook to your eReader, plug your device into the computer. It should show up on the left side of the screen. Click and drag the book to your device.
12. Return item early.
To return a book early using Adobe Digital Editions, open the program and right click on the book. Click Return Borrowed Item.
Need help? Contact the Reference Desk at 847-623-2041 x238 or email@example.com ! If you have a laptop or a mobile device, you can also bring in your device to the Reference Desk for in-person assistance.