Thursday, August 12, 2010

The OMC App for Apple Devices

It is possible to download MP3 audiobooks directly to an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone with the help of the OverDrive Media Console app. The app can be found in the iTunes store. Download and install the app the same way you install other apps to your device.
  1. Open Safari to visit the mobile version of our site.
  2. Visit:
  3. The site should automatically default to the mobile site.
  4. Click on the "Login" link.
  5. Use the scrolling wheel to locate the name of your library. Note: you might need to know the name of your library, not just the town.
  6. Enter your library card number and log in.
  7. Note: If your library assigns very short numbers (less than 14 digits), please check with your librarian to see if your library was assigned a 4-digit prefix.
  8. Click on the link to Browse for all MP3 fiction.
  9. Unfortunately there is no way at present to browse only available MP3 audiobook titles.
  10. When you find an available title you'd like to check out, add it to your cart.
  11. Click on the "Proceed to Checkout" link.
  12. Agree to the licensing.
  13. Click "Confirm Checkout."
  14. Click "Download."
  15. The OMC app opens.
  16. Click on the "Library" button at the bottom of your screen.
  17. Click on the title. A message prompts you to download the parts.
  18. Once the parts are downloaded, visit the "Library" again, click on the desired title, and start listening.

The OMC app will only manage MP3 audiobooks. To listen to WMA audiobooks, you'll need to connect your device to a PC to download and transfer WMA audiobooks to your Apple device. Remember the PC will need the following:
  • OverDrive Media Console for Windows
  • A current version of iTunes
  • Be sure to perform the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade (Open OMC on your PC >> Tools Menu >> WMP Security Upgrade)