2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2011 6:46 PM by moonmullin

    Library Patrons with ereaders but no computers

    terrebonnelibrary

      Hi, I work at a library that uses ADE with Overdrive ebooks for libraries.  We have some patrons who have ereaders that use ADE, but don't have computers.  We would like to be able to use a library computer to let multiple patrons download ebooks to their ereaders.  But the way authorization of computers works, this seems to be difficult, if not impossible.  Is it possible to do this?  Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Library Patrons with ereaders but no computers
          Frustrated in AZ Level 4

          I'll take a stab at this one - and maybe others have more information.

           

          Digital Editions runs on Windows and MAC computers - it does not run on any

          ereader.  Also, Digital Editions is not designed to be used in an

          environment such as yours, where the number of users can vary at any time.

          It is limited to two computers and four ereaders.  That has been a problem

          for other libraries and educational institutions when this question has

          come up before.

           

          You might find a way to service your patrons using Overdrive itself.  I

          can't help on that side - sorry!

           

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          • 2. Re: Library Patrons with ereaders but no computers
            moonmullin

            What you want to do is not allowed by the publishers. Your question is answered in the information provided by Overdrive, but I understand how it could be missed. You need to read closely what they say in their help pages.

             

            I am another librarian and we have Overdrive for our users. The only way that I have found to get around this is if the user has an ereader that has wifi. If they do, then they can check out the title on a library pc and then do the download from the ereader using the wifi.

             

            Moon