Schedule a free 60 minute one-on-one, eReader/Tablet training session with a library staff member. Training sessions are for adults and by appointment only. Training is for any handheld device, i.e. Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android Tablet, or Windows devices. Users will learn how to connect to the library’s Wif-fi, download free digital content (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, etc.), and other features of your iPad, Kindle Fire or Android device. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the One-on-One eReader/Tablet Training Session form and turn it in at the Reference Desk or at any Clark County Public Library location. Any Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 or e-mail email@example.com .
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Schedule a free 60 minute one-on-one, eReader/Tablet training session with a library staff member. Training sessions are for adults and by appointment only. Training is for any handheld device, i.e. Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android Tablet, or Windows devices. Users will learn how to connect to the library’s Wif-fi, download free digital content (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, etc.), and other basic features of your iPad, Kindle Fire or Android device. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the One-on-One eReader Training Session form and turn it in at the Reference Desk or at any Clark County Public Library location. Any Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
What is the Ohio Digital Library ?
The Ohio Digital Library is a program of the State Library of Ohio. It is a digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries, providing eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video to Ohio citizens. To access the Ohio Digital Library collection, go to http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ .
How do I sign in to the Ohio Digital Library  website?
How many eBooks can I check out at one time?
You may check out up to 10 titles (eBook, audiobook, music or video) at a time.
How may eBooks can I place on the waiting list at the same time?
You can place up to 15 titles on hold at a time.
How long do I get to keep the library's eBooks once I have checked them out?
You may choose between a 7-day, 14-day, or 21-day loan period for eBooks, audiobooks and music. Videos can be borrowed for 3, 5, or 7 days. You may download your eBook, audiobook, music or video multiples times during this period to different devices. Go to your Account on the Ohio Digital Library website to change the default lending period.
I tried to sign in to the Ohio Digital Library  website, but I received a sign in error stating “Patron has blocks.” What should I do?
Your library card may be blocked due to an address check. You will need to visit one of our library locations and update your library card information. You must bring your card with you to have it updated. Once updated, your card will be valid for one year, and you will be able to sign in to the Ohio Digital Library  website. Other possible blocks are library fines exceeds the $5.00 limit, items overdue, invalid address/e-mail/phone number, or blocking notes on your account.
How to search on the Ohio Digital Library  website?
How to limit your search results?
Select Available Now, under All Titles, to limit search results to only titles available for download right now. Use the filter to limit your search results by selecting type of material (eBook, Audiobook, Music or Video), format (Kindle Book, OverDrive READ, EPUB eBook, PDF eBook, MP3 audiobook, or Streaming Video), subject, publisher, age group, etc.
How to quickly determine whether a title is available?
If the icon, found on each book cover, is a solid black, the title is available to check out. If the icon is gray, the book has been checked out and can be placed on hold.
How to manage your Account on the Ohio Digital Library's website?
Select the Account icon on the view your checkout titles, holds, and settings. You'll be asked to sign in if you haven't already.
What is Hold Auto-Checkout?
If the auto-checkout is turned on, then when the title becomes available it will automatically be checkout to you and placed in your Bookshelf. You'll receive an e-mail notification to notify that the title has been automatically checkout. Select this option during the Place a Hold process by checking the box labeled "Automatically borrow the title when it comes available" or after the item has already been placed on hold, select the blue Option button and then select auto-checkout to turn the option on or off at any time.
Can I renew the eBooks I have checked out?
Yes. The option to renew will be available three days before the title is set to expire. You can only use the renew feature once for each title you’ve borrowed. Follow the steps to renew:
How to cancel a hold?
How to change your holds e-mail address?
How to suspend a hold?
Note: You can cancel suspension of the hold at anytime. Select Edit and select Cancel Suspension.
EBooks, short for “electronic books”, are books with text and images in digital form, that are read on computers or other devices, including smartphones and eReaders. Patrons may use our OverDrive service to download free eBooks, as well as audiobooks, music, and videos, from the library.
Yes, the library provides access to eBooks through the library’s website . Look for the Enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, music & video button in the left column. This will connect you to the Ohio Digital Library  website.
Are all of the books that are currently at the library also available as eBooks?
No. The Ohio Digital Library provides access to thousands of eBook titles, but not every book in the library is available as an eBook title.
What do I need to download the library’s eBooks?
Can I download eBooks using library computers?
No. EBooks cannot be downloaded using library computers due to software issues, but they can be downloaded from home or in the library using your own computer.
What is an eReader?
An eReader is a portable electronic device used to read books in digital form (eBooks).
What eReader devices work with the library's eBooks?
There is an ever-growing list of supported devices. For the most current information, visit the Help  page on the Ohio Digital Library website.
What types of eBooks does the library offer?
There are 4 types of eBooks available: Adobe PDF, Adobe EPUB, Kindle Books, and OverDrive READ. Kindle Books are only available for Kindle devices or devices with the Kindle Reading App. Adobe EPUB eBooks are available for all eReaders, excluding the Kindle. Adobe PDF eBooks are available for all eReaders except Kindle, Andriod, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPad2, iPod Touch, and Windows Phone 7. OverDrive READ allows you to read eBooks in your web browser on your computer or any eReaders with a modern web browser.
Does the library have eReaders I can borrow?
No. The library does not lend eReaders at this time.
How to return an EPUB eBook/PDF eBook early in Adobe Digital Editions?
Open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, right click on the eBook and select Return Borrowed Item. Note: Open EPUB eBooks cannot be returned early due to licensing agreement.
How to return EPUB eBook early in the OverDrive Media Console App?
Open the OverDrive Media Console App on your tablet, go to Bookshelf. Newer version of the app, hold down on the ebook cover and select Return. Older version of the app, select plus sign and select Return/Delete. Note: Open ePUB eBooks cannot be returned early due to licensing agreement.
How to return Kindle eBooks early ?
Go to your Account on Amazon.com. Select Manage Your Content and Devices. In your Kindle Library, select the Actions button for the book you wish to return and select Return This Book.
How to return OverDrive Read eBooks early?
Go to the Ohio Digital Library website. Open your bookshelf and select the Return Title button next to the eBook. If the Return Title button has disappeared, the book has already been downloaded to a particular format, then return the eBook according to that format.
What types of eAudiobooks does the library offer?
There are 2 types of eAudiobooks available: MP3 and OverDrive Listen. OverDrive Listen is a streaming audiobook player, so you’ll need an active internet connection to use it. If you’d like to listen to audiobooks without an internet connection, download and listen to the MP3 format with the OverDrive software to your PC, tablet or smartphone devices.
How to Borrow MP3 audiobooks with OverDrive? For tablets and smartphones.
How to return a MP3 audiobook early? For tablets and smartphones.
How to Borrow MP3 audiobooks with OverDrive? For PCs.
How to return a MP3 audiobook early? For PCs.
How to Borrow OverDrive Listen titles?
How to borrow Streaming Videos with OverDrive? For PCs.
How to return Streaming Videos with OverDrive? For PCs.
Streaming Videos cannot be returned early. The title will automatically return itself on its due date.
How to Borrow Streaming Videos with OverDrive? For tablets and smartphones.
Note: For Kindle Fire or Fire HD tablet users, you may not be able to play all streaming videos (like those from Starz) on your device.
How to return a Streaming Video early? For tablets and smartphones.
Getting Started with NOOK Magazines from The Ohio Digital Library  digital collection:
Step 1 – For non-NOOK devices, go to your app store on your device. Select and download the NOOK Reading App to your tablet. Wait for app to download, select Open when finished. Register the NOOK Reading App with your Barnes & Noble account e-mail address and password. Note: The NOOK Reading App is only available on Apple, Android & Windows 8 tablets.
Step 2 – Open a web browser on your tablet. Go to the Ohio Digital Library website at ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com or by clicking the blue “Enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, music & video” square on the Clark County Public Library home page. On the Ohio Digital Library website, select Sign in at the top right corner. Sign in by first selecting Clark County Public Library from the list of Ohio libraries and then enter your library card number and password.
Step 3 – Click in the keyword search box, located next to the magnifying glass, and type the Periodicals name or select Advanced Search located under the keyword search box. Select NOOK Periodicals under All Formats for a complete list of titles.
Step 4 – Once you’ve found a periodical you wish to read, select the cover image and select Send to NOOK app. A pop-up window will open. Select the Accept to Continue box and next enter the same Barnes & Noble account e-mail address and password you’ve used to register your NOOK device or Reading App.
Step 5 – After you’ve signed into your NOOK account, select Grant Access. (This is a one-time step that allows periodicals from your library account to be sent to your NOOK tablet or Reading App.) Your periodical is now sent to your NOOK tablet or Reading App.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which devices are compatible with NOOK periodicals? All NOOK tablets including Samsung Galaxy Tab NOOK, NOOK HD/HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Also, Apple tablets and smartphones (iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPhone), Android tablets and smartphones and Windows 8 tablets and computers.
Does periodical checkouts go against my 10 title checkout limit? No. Periodicals checkouts are separate and does not count toward your checkout limit of 10 titles. Periodicals checkouts will appear in your Lists located under Account on The Ohio Digital Library website.
How many magazines can I check out? There is no limit. Check out as many available issues as you want and keep them as long as you wish.
What does it mean if a periodical is “Not Available”? Some periodicals have a limited digital copies available for each issue. Instead of Send to NOOK app button, unavailable periodicals will have a “Not Available” button. Note: This is not a hold. Instead, you can try again when the next issue becomes available.
I’ve received an error message when I try to send a periodical to my NOOK account. What should I do? If the periodical wasn’t successfully sent to your NOOK account, go to your Bookshelf located under your Account on The Ohio Digital Library website. Next, select the blue Re-sent to NOOK app button to send the periodical again.
How do I return NOOK periodicals? Once you successfully send a NOOK periodical to your NOOK tablet or NOOK reading app, it’s yours to keep. You don’t have to worry about returning. Downloaded magazines will remain on your device until you decide to delete them.
What is an eMagazine or digital magazine?
An eMagazine or digital magazine is a full version digital copy of a magazine that can be read on a computer, tablet or other mobile device. Patrons may use our Zinio service to download free digital magazines from the library.
How to create a Library Zinio Account?
Note: Your Library Zinio e-mail and password combination is also the same login for another library database, Transparent Language Online .
How to install the Zinio For Libraries App? For iPad and Android Devices.
How to install the Zinio: 5000+ Digital Magazines App? For iPhones.
How to install the Zinio App? For Kindle Fire Devices.
Note: These instructions are only for Amazon Kindle Fire/HD/HDX devices. The APK installer is not needed for any other devices.
How to checkout digital magazines?
How to remove magazines from your Zinio Collection?
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have to place a hold request for popular titles?
No. Issues are always available for checkout.
How many magazines can I check out?
There is no limit. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them as long as you wish.
Do I have to return magazine titles once they are downloaded to my device?
No. Downloaded magazines will remain on your device until you decide to delete them.
How much space will a downloaded magazine take on my device?
The typical magazine is 30-50 MB. Some magazines, like National Geographic Interactive, are 50-100 MB.
Can I install the app on my Nook?
Only Nook HD devices.
Account Set-Up 
Questions? Please call us at (937) 328-6903 ore e-mail email@example.com 
Yes. The option to renew will be available three days before the title is set to expire. You can only use the renew feature once for each title you've borrowed. Follow the following steps to renew:
Your library card may be blocked due to an address check. You’ll need to visit one of our library locations and update your library card information. Once updated, your card will be valid for one full year, and you will be able to sign in to the Ohio Digital Library website. Other possible blocks are library fines exceeds the $5.00 limit, items overdue, invalid address/e-mail/phone number, or blocking notes on your account.