WHAT YOU NEED: In order to use OverDrive
Jack Russell Memorial Library 100 Park Avenue Hartford, WI 53027 Phone: 262-673-8240
for smart devices and
OverDrive Instructions: For Smart Devices and Tablets
tablets you will need an internet connection for browsing and downloading items and a smart device with the OverDrive app downloaded from an App store. The OverDrive app is available for Android, Apple, Amazon Kindle, and Windows smart devices.
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Updated July 2016
library card number (located on the back of your library card) and PIN
Once the app is downloaded on your
number (usually the last 4 digits of your
device, open the app.
phone number). You are now signed into your OverDrive account.
The first prompt to create an account is optional. If you are using OverDrive across multiple smart devices, having a separate
(in blue) or do a specific search by title or
devices. If you want to bypass this step you
can click “Continue.” Find the menu by swiping right or by
To browse the library’s collection you can select a specific genre from the top menu
OverDrive account will allow you to sync
You will then be prompted to enter your
While browsing through genre or search results, the menu on the left will allow
clicking on the menu icon (sometimes
you to filter your search results by
shown as three bars in the upper left corner
format, subject, availability, and more.
of the screen). The menu provides access to
downloaded items, and account
book cover and you will be prompted to
either borrow the item or place a hold if
Please keep in mind that every smart device and system is different so these instructions will need to be slightly modified at times.
the digital library, your bookshelf of
the item is unavailable. You can also click
First you will need to select “Add a
on the title of the book to see additional
Library.” When you search by zip code,
Trouble logging in to your library account? Check with circulation staff to make sure your PIN is correct, your registration hasn’t expired, and any outstanding fines have been paid.
information for a specific item.
53027, Jack Russell Memorial Library will be found under the “M” section for “Mid-
After you have selected a title, tap the
Once you have borrowed a book it will
Wisconsin Federated System—
appear on your bookshelf. Click,
Hartford Public Library.” Please note
“Download,” and select the desired
In your account settings, you are able to set a default checkout period (7, 14, or 21 days for books and 7 or 14 days for audiobooks), change maturity levels, and personalize other settings.
that the phrase “Jack Russell Memorial
format. To read in the OverDrive app,
Library” will not be seen on OverDrive
select Adobe EPUB. You also have the
under this section as the library is still
option of reading some titles as a Kindle
listed as “Hartford Public Library” instead.
book. Then click “Add to App.”
Audiobooks for smart devices are available only as MP3 files and follow the same checkout process as ebooks.
Wisconsin Public Library
No returns needed and no fines!
While OverDrive is a program you have access to with your library card, it’s a separate entity than the JRML. Therefore, staff cannot renew items, place items on hold, or check the status of your items checked out on your OverDrive account.
Once you select this option, select
Once you have selected to download a
Consortium and you will be directly
book, return to the app menu in the top
rerouted to Wisconsin’s Digital Library to
left corner and open up your bookshelf.
begin browsing. This selection will be saved
All downloaded materials will appear
for future use.
Sign into your account by going to the top right corner and clicking “Sign In” and then select “Mid-Wisconsin Federated System” from the drop down menu.