Searching for ebooks
How to find ebooks in the Bibliomation catalog.
Access the Bibliomation catalog
The best way to access the Bibliomation catalog is to visit you library's website and find a link for the library's catalog. This is usually quite prominent, but ask a librarian if you need help finding it. Or, you can go to http://acorn.biblio.org and choose your library from the drop down list.
To choose your library in the global catalog (acorn.biblio.org), tap the drop down menu that says "Bibliomation."
Tap on the circle next to your library's name.
Your library's name will now appear in the drop down box labeled "Library."
Choose the format.
Choose "Downloadable ebooks" from the Format menu.
Tap on the drop down menu that says "All Formats."
Tap the circle next to "Downloadable ebooks."
Downloadable ebooks will now appear in the drop down box labeled "Format."
Choose your search terms
You can search by title, author, or keyword to find a book you would like to read. Enter your search terms and then tap "Search."
Click on the link to access the ebook service
For each title returned in the search results, there will be a link next to the words "Electronic resource." This link will take you to the ebook service where you can check out and download the book. If you want to borrow, download, or place a hold on the book, you will be asked to sign into the service, or create an account if you don't already have one.
Click on the link next to the words "Electronic Resource" to access the ebook service.
Click on the button to borrow, download, or place a hold on the ebook.
This picture shows a book that is available to check out through the OverDrive ebook service.
Sign into your account with the service.
eBook services offered by libraries
To continue with the process, you will need to follow instructions based on the ebook service you are using. Libraries may subscribe to more than one service. Check with your library to find out what they offer.
- OverDrive - Libraries that subscribe to this service share their ebook and audiobook collections with many libraries across the state. Black and white ereaders, Kindles, MP3 Players, Apple devices (iPads, iPhones, iPods), and Android devices (tablets and smartphones) are supported. You will need to install an app to use the service.
- OneClickDigital - Most libraries that subscribe to this service do not share their ebooks or audiobook collections. Apple devices (iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches) and Android devices (tablets and smartphones) are supported. You will need to install an app to use this service.
- Project Gutenberg - Some books that are in the public domain (published after 1922) are available through Project Gutenberg. There is no sign in required to download these books. An ereading app is recommended. The Amazon Kindle app or OverDrive app will work for this purpose.