Beginning in March, 2012, the library is pleased to offer new services to users with e-readers such as the Nook™, Kindle™, Kobo™, or Sony™ devices, as well as to users of most current portable audio players such as iPod™, Creative Zen™, or Sansa™.
Effective immediately, Overdrive Media downloads are available to any user with a valid Harvard library card. Your card must be current (not expired) and should have no significant fines against it. Overdrive Media offers both text eBooks (ePub, Kindle, or PDF formats) and eAudiobooks (WMA or MP3 formats) for checkout. You can download these to your home computer or laptop. Loans have a specified duration and your access to a borrowed title will end when the loan period expires. In order to borrow or download, you must have your library card barcode and PIN (personal identification number.) If you don't know your PIN, circulation desk staff can help you set one for your account.
To browse available titles on the Overdrive service, go to http://www.omnilibraries.org/.
Help is available on the site
Quick start instructions for Nook or Sony (ePub) users and portable audio players (MP3 or WMA) are at
Similar instructions for Kindle devices are at
Additional audiobooks are now available from the digital download service of Recorded Books, Inc. This service is called OneClick Digital, and can be reached at the following link:
Help for the OneClick Digital service is available at their website above, and through their management software that can be downloaded for free from the site.