E-Book Tutorial

How to get e-books from Herrick Memorial Library.

Did you know you can download e-books and audiobooks with your library card? If you have a library card with a valid password or pin (i.e. if you are able to log in to your library account on our website with your existing card) then you can use that card to access our downloadable media. Whenever entering your card number online make sure you do not add any spaces that may be shown between the numbers printed on the back of your library card, enter the numbers (34010…) as one continuous number sequence.

If you don’t have a library card, or if you have one but never setup a password/pin, you can get a free digital card which can be used to download media.

You can download materials to a PC, tablet, or smartphone with the Libby app (or with Amazon Kindle devices or the Kindle App), or you can simply read materials in your browser.

Getting a Digital Card at the Herrick Memorial Library Website.

            If you need a digital card, you will need to provide the following information:




                        Phone number

                        E-mail address

            Where to go:

                        Click on the link: https://herricklib.bywatersolutions.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-memberentry.pl

            What to do there:

                        Enter the info into the fields. Info in red is required, as is the verification code provided at the bottom of the form (simply type the given code into the provided space). Click the submit button and you should get a success screen which will state your username, password, and card number (it starts with 34019…) Please record this info before leaving the page! You will need it to log in and to download materials.

Downloading materials with the Libby App.

            What you need:

                        You need a device like a smartphone or a tablet with the Libby App. Or you can read materials directly in your internet browser. You must be online while reading materials in your browser, they are not downloaded.

                        Get the app at: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/?utm_medium=overdrive_site&utm_source=banner+&utm_campaign=libby+&utm_content=od_libby_banner_meetlibby

                        Or search for “Libby, by OverDrive” in the app store on your device.

                        Or to read in your browser without the app, open your browser and go to: https://libbyapp.com to simply read materials in your browser. Make sure you choose Herrick Memorial Library as your library, and provide your card number and password when adding a card.

            What to do after you install the app:

                        Open the app and follow the instructions. During the setup you will need to choose Herrick Memorial Library as your library, and enter your library card number and password/pin when prompted.

                        You can then search for and download and read materials all from within the Libby App.

                        Get tips and videos on using Libby at: https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/1307.html?tocpath=Home%7CGetting%20started%20with%20OverDrive%7CLibby%7C_____1

                        Libby also has some in-app tutorials. After you are logged in, click on the upper right icon (which should take you to a list of your libraries, cards, etc.) Below this is a Help & Support section with the links to ‘Learn Libby’ and to ‘Get Some Help’.

Downloading Materials for Kindle Users.

            If you have a Kindle device or the Kindle App, you do not need Libby. You can use a browser to find materials to download, and then use Amazon.com to add them to your Kindle device or app.

            What you need:

                        Either a Kindle Device (like the Paperwhite, Fire, etc.)

                        Or the Kindle app installed on a PC or phone or tablet.

                                    Find links to the Kindle app at: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=kindle+app

                                    Or find it in the app store on your device.

                        You will also need the log in credentials for the Amazon.com account to which your device or app is registered.

            Where to go:


          What to do:

                        Follow the instructions. You will need to choose Herrick Memorial Library as your library, and enter your library card number and password/pin when prompted. For tips on using the Ohio Digital Library to download Kindle books see: https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/0431.html?tocpath=Home%7CGetting%20started%20with%20OverDrive%7CKindle%7C_____2#thundercontent

When asked to “Choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library’s collection.” Click on the second (rightmost) image.

Make sure you Kindle is linked to a wi-fi connection to enable the download.