Accessing Library Databases
The library provides a diverse collection of online databases.  These are all accessible via our website through the “Databases” menu in the navigation bar.  These databases are organized both alphabetically and by subject.  Simply click on a database to be directed to the online database in question.  If you are prompted for a library card number enter your full 14 digit number with no spaces (the one exception being the Salem databases which need only the last 6 digits).

If your card is not a Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library card or your card is expired or has fines you may be blocked from a database.  Contact the library if you are unsure.

Some databases are only accessible at home or only at the library.  These are indicated by icons.

This icon alone indicates that a database is only accessible at the library.
This icon alone indicates that a database is only accessible at home.
Two icons together indicates that a database is accessible anywhere.
 
OverDrive
OverDrive for Computers and Browsers
Method 1: Download

If you wish to read/ listen to your book offline you will need to download it onto your computer.  In order to do so, it is a good idea to first download some software.

First, use the links on the library website, such as the on in the right sidebar on this page, in order to navigate to OverDrive.  From there, click “Help” and then “Applications.

This will bring you to a page listing the software associated with OverDrive.  If you want to use ebooks you will need to install “Adobe Digital Editions.”  If you want to use audio books you will need to install “OverDrive.”  Click on the software you want and follow the prompts to install them.  For Adobe Digital Editions you will need to create or log in with an Adobe ID.

With the software installed you can navigate back to the OverDrive webpage and search for an item.  Begin by clicking “Sign In” in the upper right corner.  Select your library and enter your card number (all 14 digits, no spaces) in order to log into your account.

Now search for your item.  When you find something you would like to borrow hover your mouse over the image of the item.  It should fade to reveal one of two options:

If the item is not available you will see a button that says “Place a Hold.”  Click this and you will be prompted for an email address.  If you provide the email address you will be notified when the item is available for you.

If the item is available you will see a button that says “Borrow.”  Once you click this you should see a message stating that you’ve borrowed the item and that it is on your book shelf.  You can either click “My Bookshelf” in that prompt or the “Account” button to be directed to your bookshelf.

You should see the item on this page and two buttons, one of which should say “Download (Select One Format).”  Click this button and then select a file type, then “Confirm and Download.”  When prompted on how you want to use the file select “Open” instead of save.  The file will open in the software that you installed earlier.

Method 2: Browser

If you do not want to install extra software and do not mind reading while online you can use the OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen features.

First, use the links on the library website, such as the on in the right sidebar on this page, in order to navigate to OverDrive.

Click “Sign In” in the upper right corner.  Select your library and enter your card number (all 14 digits, no spaces) in order to log into your account.

Now search for your item.  When you find something you would like to borrow hover your mouse over the image of the item.  It should fade to reveal one of two options:

If the item is not available you will see a button that says “Place a Hold.”  Click this and you will be prompted for an email address.  If you provide the email address you will be notified when the item is available for you.

If the item is available you will see a button that says “Borrow.”  Once you click this you should see a message stating that you’ve borrowed the item and that it is on your book shelf.  You can either click “My Bookshelf” in that prompt or the “Account” button to be directed to your bookshelf.

You should see the item on this page and two buttons, one of which should say “Read (In Your Browser).”  Click that and you’re done.

 
The OverDrive App (For Mobile Devices and Tablets)
If you have a mobile device with access to an app store (Google Play, iTunes, etc) use it to download a free app called “OverDrive Media Console.”  This will serve as your means for using OverDrive on your device.

Upon opening the OverDrive app you will be prompted for a username and password.  If you do not already have an OverDrive account, create one.

Once you log in you will be brought to your book shelf, this is where your checked out materials will be stored.  To look for materials tap the “+” or OverDrive symbol (what you see will depend on what device you are using) and then tap “Add Library.”

You will be presented with a search prompt for your library.  I find it is easiest to search by zip code, so type in “08080” and you should find the Margaret E. Heggan Library.  Tap the star icon for “South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center” in order to save the library and tap the “South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center” button.  This will bring you to the LOGIN OverDrive page.

Log in by tapping “Log In” in the upper right corner of the website.  Select the Margaret E. Heggan Library and enter your full library card number (no spaces).  This will return you to the main page, and you will be logged in.  You can now search for materials using the basic and advanced search functions.

When you find a book tap it once to reveal the borrow button.  Tap “borrow.”

If all of our digital copies are checked out you will be able to sign up for a waiting list for the next available copy.

If a copy is available you will be redirected to your account page.  Tap the “Download” button next to the item and select the file type you want to download (this is important if your mobile device does not support a specific file type).  Tap “Confirm and Download.”

The item should now be on your bookshelf.

 
OverDrive for Nook Classic and Paper White (Black and White)
First, use the links on the library website, such as the on in the right sidebar on this page, in order to navigate to OverDrive.  From there, click “Help” and then “Applications.

This will bring you to a page listing the software associated with OverDrive.  If you want to use ebooks you will need to install “Adobe Digital Editions.”  If you want to use audio books you will need to install “OverDrive.”  Click on the software you want and follow the prompts to install them.  For Adobe Digital Editions you will need to create or log in with an Adobe ID.

With the software installed you can navigate back to the OverDrive webpage and search for an item.  Begin by clicking “Sign In” in the upper right corner.  Select your library and enter your card number (all 14 digits, no spaces) in order to log into your account.

Now search for your item.  When you find something you would like to borrow hover your mouse over the image of the item.  It should fade to reveal one of two options:

If the item is not available you will see a button that says “Place a Hold.”  Click this and you will be prompted for an email address.  If you provide the email address you will be notified when the item is available for you.

If the item is available you will see a button that says “Borrow.”  Once you click this you should see a message stating that you’ve borrowed the item and that it is on your book shelf.  You can either click “My Bookshelf” in that prompt or the “Account” button to be directed to your bookshelf.

You should see the item on this page and two buttons, one of which should say “Download (Select One Format).”  Click this button and then select a file type, which should be anything but Kindle, and then “Confirm and Download.”  When prompted on how you want to use the file select “Open” instead of save.  The file will open in the software that you installed earlier.

Connect your Nook to your computer using a USB cable.

If you are using Adobe Digital Editions you should notice that the Nook is listed among the bookshelves in the top screen.  Simply drag the image of the item you checked out onto the Nook icon and it will begin to download.

If you are using OverDrive you can find a “Transfer” command in the menu.  Click this and select the Nook in order to begin the download.

You should find your items in the “My Files” folder.

 
OverDrive for Kindle Classic (Black and White)
First, use the links on the library website, such as the on in the right sidebar on this page, in order to navigate to OverDrive.

You should be on a web page that says “South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center”.

Log in by clicking “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the web site.  Select the “Margaret E. Heggan Library” and enter your full library card number (no spaces).  You should be brought back to the main page, and you’ll know if you’re signed in if the upper right corner of the site says “Sign Out.”

From here, click on “Advanced Search” which will be under the main search bar.

Your Kindle can only read Kindle files, so we need to filter the rest out of the search.  Look for a drop down bar labeled “Format”.  This is where we can select the file type OverDrive will display when we search.  Click “Kindle Book”.  You may enter additional search criteria if you like, or leave everything else blank in order to browse.   When you are ready click “Search”.

When you find a book you want to borrow click it and on the following page click the button labeled “Sign in to Check Availability.”

When you find a book you want to borrow hover your mouse over it and click the “Borrow” button.

If the item is not available you will see a button that says “Place a Hold.”  Click this and you will be prompted for an email address.  If you provide the email address you will be notified when the item is available for you.

If the item is available you will see a button that says “Borrow.”  Once you click this you should see a message stating that you’ve borrowed the item and that it is on your book shelf.  You can either click “My Bookshelf” in that prompt or the “Account” button to be directed to your bookshelf.

In your book shelf click the “Download” button next to the book and select the file type you’ll want, in this case Kindle.  Click “Confirm and Download.”  You will be redirected to Amazon.com.

You will need to sign into your Amazon account to get the eBook onto your Kindle.

USE THE SAME USER NAME AND PASSWORD AS YOUR KINDLE ACCOUNT.

The eBook should download automatically onto your Kindle.  In the event it does not, ensure your Username and Password are correct and go into the settings menu on your Kindle.  Look for “Sync”, this should start the download.

 
OverDrive General Troubleshooting Guide
OverDrive will not accept my card!

  • Make sure you typed your full card number.  It should be 14 digits long.  If you are still unable to log in contact the library.  Excessive fines or an expired card will bar your access to OverDrive.

I try to log in but I get an error code 0.

  • Try again.  Error code 0 simply means that OverDrive cannot confirm your card with the LOGIN server, usually because of a time out.  9 times out of 10 trying to log in again will fix this.

I checked out a book but it is not on my bookshelf!

  • Make sure you’ve actually checked out the book and completed the download process detailed in the sections above.  If there are no copies available you may be on a wait list.  If this is not the case ensure that the file type that you have checked out is compatible with your device.
  • If you are using the side load method for Nooks check your “My Files” folder, and not your “Books” folder.
  • If you have borrowed a book using a Kindle try syncing.

I can’t open the file for the book that I downloaded onto my computer!

  • You need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed onto your computer, otherwise you will not be able to use the files you download from OverDrive.  Once you have ADE installed right click the file that you downloaded, click “Open With…” and select Adobe Digital Editions.
 
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