How to Check Out an eBook from the Massena Public Library

  1. If you don’t already have one, obtain a Massena Public Library card. You can do this in person at the library located at 41 Glenn Street, Massena, NY.
  2. Access the eMedia Library by clicking on the OverDrive button on the library’s homepage.
  3. Click on the Sign In link on the taskbar near the top of the page.
  4. Enter the MPL account number located underneath the barcode on your library card. Your PIN number should be the last four digits of the phone number you used to create your MPL account. You may need to call the library at (315) 769-9914 to activate your PIN.
  5. You should now be on the Overdrive website where you can browse under the eBook links in the left margin for what you want to check out.
  6. Once you find a title in which you are interested, verify that it is available in the format you need. There are three choices:
    • Kindle – for any Amazon device or prouct. Software to read this format should already be installed on your Kindle. You must have created an active Amazon account at in order to check out eBooks.
    • Adobe EPUB or Adobe PDF – for use on all other eReaders (Nooks, Sony eReader, Kobo, etc.) or directly from your computer screen.
      • To use this format, you will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your Windows computer. Adobe Digital Editions can be found in the lower right corner of the eMedia Library website.
  7. You may then either place a hold/request (if there are no available copies) or add it to your eCart. Please note that you will be advised by email when a title put on hold becomes available for checkout.
  8. Once an item has been added to your eCart, click on either Continue Browsing or Proceed to Checkout.
  9. If proceeding to checkout, review your checkout choices (titles, length of checkout, etc.) and click Confirm Checkout.
  10. The following page will have a link, either Get for Kindle or Download. The Kindle link will take you to your Amazon account where you can download the eBook to your Kindle. The download link will allow you to download the eBook to your computer or eReader via USB cable.