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Changes to iPad Download App

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If you use an iPad or iPhone to borrow and read ebooks or audiobooks from John Jermain, Please be aware that OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 29. The steps explained below need to be taken when you update to this version. (Overdrive is the company that runs the download service for the library.)

If you do not currently take advantage of John Jermain’s free ebook and audiobook download service, but would like to, and need help getting started, please call the library at 725-0049, and ask to speak with Sue Mullin or Eric Cohen, who will be glad to fill you in on how the service works, and even set up an appointment with you to walk you through the process of setting up your e-reader, or audiobook player and downloading your first book.


Here are the details:

OverDrive Media Console for iOS v2.6.5 (iPad, iPhone)

New in this realease:

  • Enhancements to improve the speed of the in-app browser
  • Bug fixes
  • Reauthorization of Adobe ID for ALL iOS users required by Apple
Due to a change in Apple’s privacy policies, we’ve had to make changes to the way we handle licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks. As a result, the OMC for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every users’ Adobe ID and prompt them to authorize again. Audiobook users will be unaffected unless attempting to download parts from a book that was only partially downloaded prior to the v2.6.5 update.
eBooks – Adobe AuthorizationAfter installing the update, users with authorized Adobe IDs in place will see the following message:
eBooks – Adobe Authorization
Clicking ‘Sign In’ will show the ‘Adobe Authorization’ screen. The deauthorized Adobe ID is pre-populated, so the user will only need to enter the password. The ‘Forgot password?’ link will be available.
eBooks – Adobe Authorization
Audiobooks – Downloading additional partsAudiobook users won’t notice anything different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks partially downloaded to OMC before installing the v2.6.5 update. In this case, the following message is displayed:
Audiobooks – Downloading additional parts
Users will need to download the title again from their digital library website bookshelf to download the missing parts.
These updates will be messaged in the App Store and on the “What’s New” screen. Additionally, there are two help articles available to help with these updates:

Overdrive Media Console for Android v2.6.5 (Android e-readers or phones)

Note: The issues with Adobe authorization and audiobook downloads will not impact the Android release. of OMC v2.6.5.

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