|• Setting Up Your Computer||• Using Library-to-Go Website||• Transferring eBooks to eReaders|
|• Downloading eBooks to Smartphones||• Returning your eBooks||• What eBooks are available?|
|• Exclusive eBook Collection for RPL Users||• Frequently Asked Questions||• Troubleshooting Tips|
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With Library To Go, you can download eBooks and audiobooks for free to your Windows or MAC computer, or a smartphone, and transfer them to your iPod, mp3 player, eBook reader and other compatible portable devices, or burn them onto a CD .
It's open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (even when the library is closed) so you will never be without a good book!
Click here for instructions to read eBooks on your smartphone.
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If you have more than one computer, activate the Adobe Digital Editions of both computers with the same Adobe ID. That way, you can download the same eBook to both computers.
Click here for more details on borrowing.
To set up your eReader:
To transfer an eBook to your eReader:
When you borrow your books, you can select how long you want your loan period to be (7-day, 14-day or 21-day). Your eBooks will automatically be returned on the due date.
To return an eBook early:
There is a wide variety of reading materials available, both fiction and non-fiction, for readers of every age. Choose from bestsellers, classics, business, health, travel, cooking and more.
In our library catalogue, you can also search for downloadable items. An eBook record looks like this:
Richmond Public Library has signed up for the Advantage program and will now be providing more books to choose from for RPL cardholders!
What is the advantage program?
Right now, all the libraries in British Columbia share the same eBook and downloadable audiobook collection. With the Advantage program, our library will be buying additional titles and copies that only Richmond Public Library cardholders can download.
It gets even better! If you place a hold on a title that has the Overdrive Advantage icon you will have a shorter wait time, as you will have access to both the RPL copies and the general Library-to-Go copies.
How can I access this exclusive collection?
All you have to do is login to Library-to-Go with your RPL library card first. Look for titles with the Advantage icon.
How many titles can I borrow at a time?
Can I download Library-to-go eBooks to my Amazon Kindle?
Sorry, but the Amazon Kindle currently does not support Adobe eBooks.
Why isn't every book available as an eBook?
The company that publishes the book may choose not to publish the particular title in eBook format.
What is the difference between an Adobe EPUB and a PDF eBook?
EPUB lets you change font or make the text bigger or smaller to fit the book to your screen. It's the better choice especially if you're reading on a small screen. PDF is better at keeping the original layout.
Why do I need an Adobe ID?
If you want to download the same book to multiple computers, or transfer them to eReaders, then you need an Adobe ID. If you only plan to read your eBooks on one computer, then you can activate your Adobe Digital Editions anonymously (without an ID).
Click here to get a free Adobe ID.
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When I tried to download my eBook, I got an .acsm file instead.
Right click on the .acsm file, select Open With and choose Adobe Digital Editions. Click OK and Adobe Digital Editions will open up and download your eBooks.
To avoid this problem in the future, when the pop up dialogue box comes up when you click the Download button, select Open With instead of Save File.
You can also set your computer to always open your eBook files with Adobe Digital Editions. See detailed instructions.
I got an error message: "Adobe Reader could not open "urllink.acsm" because it is either not a supported file or because the file has been damaged"
Please try again using Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Reader will not open and download eBooks.
I got an error message: "Error getting license/License server communication problem: E_LIC_ALREADY_FULFILLED_BY_ANOTHER_USER'.
Publishers often put restrictions on their eBooks to limit what users can do with their files. (DRM, or Digital Rights Management).
If you try to download the same eBook on a computer or device after having downloaded it to another one using anonymous activation or different Adobe ID, you will get this error message.
To avoid this in the future, activate all your computers and devices with the same Adobe ID.
1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
2. Select Library > Authorize Computer...
3. Under eBook Options, enter your Adobe ID (email address) and password.
4. Click 'Activate'.
5. Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box.
It's still not working! Call or email us. We'll be happy to help!
Library To Go is presented by British Columbia Libraries: Your Library Without Walls, with support from the Ministry of Education.