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Access OverDrive eBooks & audioBooks

Tablet and Phones

You can use the OverDrive app to get eBooks from your library on Tablets and phones.

Step 1: Download the OverDrive app from your devices store.

Step 2: Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. You will need your email address.

Step 3: In the OverDrive app, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu. Then, tap Add a library to search for Cockburn.

Tap “Western Australia Public Libraries” to start browsing.

Step 4: Log in to OverDrive with your library card and PIN and browse or search for titles to borrow.

Step 5: Find borrowed titles under your library account. You can:

  • Download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to the OverDrive app. Swipe back to the Home menu to read downloaded titles.
  • Tap Read to open and read eBooks right in your browser. (Internet connection required.)

For more assistance, check out OverDrive help videos.

Windows and Mac Computers

With any Windows or Mac computer, you can borrow and enjoy eBooks from the Cockburn Libraries OverDrive eBook & audioBook collection.

Step 1: Go to the Cockburn Library website eLibrary tab » ebooks » visit Overdrive.

Step 2: Type Cockburn to select your library service. Log in with your library card and PIN and browse or search for titles to borrow.

Step 3: Find borrowed titles under your Account. Here you’ll find options for reading each title.

For more assistance, check out OverDrive help videos.

Adobe Digital Editions

To transfer your borrowed titles onto your eReader, you’ll need Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer.

Step 1: Click on Help at the top of Overdrive, choose Applications and click Adobe Digital Editions.

Step 2: Visit the Adobe Digital Editions Download page, select Mac or Windows, and follow the prompts to install the software.

Step 3: Authorise your computer by clicking Create an Adobe ID and following the steps. You’ll need your email address.

Step 4: Your downloaded OverDrive books will automatically open in Adobe Digital Editions. From here you can connect your eReader and transfer your borrowed titles.

Please note that Kindles do not work with OverDrive.

You can also download the OverDrive Help Sheet. [PDF – 1.57Mb]

Access My Account

My Account allows you to access your personal information where you can:

See what items you currently have on reserve, if they are available to be picked up or see your current place in the reservation queue. See your current loans and overdue loans. Renew your loans if they have not become lost. See your current requests. Cancel your current reservations, if they are no longer needed. Create new alert profiles and update your existing profiles. Review, update and delete any ratings and comments you have created. View and update your address and contact details. It also provides access to the records in your SavedList. You do not need to be logged in to use your SavedList, but you do need to be logged in to access your Account information.

Logging In

You will need to Login in order to access your Account information. Once you have logged in, your Login details will be remembered for the duration of your Login session. If you want to place a reservation or request you will not need to identify yourself again. If you attempt to place a reservation or request without being logged in, you will be prompted to enter your Borrower ID and PIN and this identification will last for the duration of the current transaction only.

To login:

  • Locate the Account Login/Logout link at the top right of the screen or under the Services option of the Navigation menu. You can also login from the Quicklinks panel on the sidebar.
  • Enter your borrower ID (which is the barcode from your library card) and your PIN.
  • Click the Login button.

If your Login is successful, your Account summary page will be displayed. You can access your Account information at any time during your Login session. If you have outstanding charges on your Account you may be prevented from performing certain transactions.

Logging Out

To protect your privacy, please ensure you logout when you have finished using the system. If you have left your session inactive for more than 20 minutes, the system will timeout your login session (you will be given 60 seconds notice).

To Logout:

  • Locate the Account Login/Logout link at the top right of the screen or under the Services option of the Navigation menu. You can also Logout from your Account and Catalogue search pages. You will be returned to the Library Home Page.

Account Summary

Your Account summary page provides a detailed breakdown of your current Account information. Hyperlinks are provided from the information displayed on this page to enable you to view more detail. This page is divided into a number of sections which will only appear if appropriate:

Alerts

This section displays the following pieces of important information:

  • Any current traps associated with your card – for example if you are currently debarred.
  • A link to your current outstanding fines and charges and the total amount of these charges.
  • A link to a list of items currently overdue.
  • A link to a list of reservations available for your collection.

Messages

This section displays a list of any current messages. Please Contact Us to remove these messages if they are no longer current.

Loans

This section is always displayed and includes a summary of the number of items currently on loan to you. These items are listed according to their current status as follows:

  • All current loans.
  • Overdue loans.
  • Loans you have claimed to have returned.
  • Loans you have reported as being lost.
  • Loans we have designated as being lost.

If there are any items in these categories, a link is provided to display detailed information for each loan. Use these links to renew your loans.

Reservations

This section displays information regarding your current reservations. The following information is displayed:

  • Reservations available for pickup.
  • Reservations not yet available.

If there are any items in these categories, a link is provided to display detailed information for each reservation. Use these links to cancel your reservations.

Other

This section displays information about the following:

  • Current alert profiles.
  • Current requests.
  • Ratings and comments – Approved.
  • Ratings and comments – Declined.
  • Ratings and comments – Pending review.

If there are any items in these categories, a link is provided to display detailed information for each item. Use these links to cancel requests, amend your alert profiles and update ratings and comments.

Place a Reservation

Reservations may be placed on items in the local collection if they are currently on loan. Reservations can be placed on an individual title or on a set of titles. When placing reservations on a set of titles, you can choose whether you want to reserve all titles in the set, or only some of them depending on which items become available first. Remember that there is a limit of 10 reservations per membership.

NOTE: If you can’t find the item you are looking for in the catalogue, you can try searching the State Library Catalogue and then placing an inter-library loan for the item. Refer to the Request an Item section below for more information.

To place a reservation on an individual item:

  1. Locate the Find option in the Navigation menu and select Catalogue Search.
  2. Perform a search for the title you would like to reserve using any access point and view the record in full display.
  3. Select the Place Reservation button displayed at the top and bottom of the record display. This button will only appear if a reservation may be placed on this title. A form will be presented for you to complete.
  4. Enter your borrower ID and PIN if you are not already logged in.
  5. Select the location from which you would like to collect the item.
  6. Select the item you would like to reserve. You can choose from the following:
    • Any copy from any location. (Recommended)
    • Any copy from a specific location and collection.
    • A specific copy.
  7. Select an expiry period or enter a specific expiry date. Your reservation will be automatically cancelled if not satisfied by this date.
  8. Enter any notes you would like to include then select the Place Reservation button.
  9. You will be advised if there are any charges or problems with your reservation. If all is well and you wish to proceed with your reservation, select the Continue button. Select the Cancel button if you don’t wish to place the reservation.
  10. If you decided to proceed, details of your reservation will be displayed. This includes your current rank in the waiting list for the title.

To place a reservation on a set of items:

  1. Locate the Find option in the Navigation menu and select Catalogue Search.
  2. Perform a search for titles you would like to reserve. If you retrieve more than one record, your result set will be displayed in brief display.
  3. Browse through your page of retrieved records and mark the checkbox for titles you would like to reserve.
  4. Once you have selected all the titles you would like to reserve on the current page, select the Reserve Selections button displayed at the top and bottom of the page. If your search has retrieved 10 or less records, you may also select the Reserve All button if you would like to place a reservation for all the titles in your result set.
  5. The reservation form will be displayed. Any titles you are unable to reserve will be displayed at the top of the form, followed by the list of titles included in this reservation.
  6. Enter your borrower ID and PIN if you are not already logged in.
  7. Select the location from which you would like collect the items.
  8. Select the number of titles you would like to have allocated to you to satisfy this reservation. For example, you may have performed a search for titles on a particular subject and would like to borrower just one of the items retrieved but don’t really care which one. You would just like to have the first one available. In this case, select 1 from number of titles required. You can however also place a reserve on all the titles by choosing the All titles option.
  9. Select an expiry period or enter a specific expiry date. Your reservation will be automatically cancelled if not satisfied by this date.
  10. Enter any notes you would like to include then select the Submit button.
  11. You will be advised if there are any charges or problems with your reservation. If all if well and you wish to proceed with your reservation, select the Continue button. Select the Cancel button if you don’t wish to place the reservation.
  12. If you decided to proceed, details of your reservations will be displayed. This includes your current rank in the waiting list for each title.

You can also use the My SavedList facility to build up a set of titles you would like to reserve. Please refer to the section on placing reservations in the My SavedList help page for details.

Cancel a Reservation

This facility allows you to cancel your current reservations, if they are no longer required.

To cancel reservations:

  1. Login to your account to view your Account summary.
  2. Select the link to display your current reservations.
  3. If you want to cancel individual reservations, select by ticking the checkbox for each one you would like to cancel then click Cancel Selections.
  4. If you want to cancel all your current reservations, click Cancel All.

Now please wait while the system processes your selections. Your list of reservations will be returned showing the result for each cancellation in the status column.

Renew My Loans

This facility allows you to renew loans online depending on the library’s renewal policy.

To renew your loans:

  1. Login to your account to view your Account summary.
  2. Select the link to display all Current loans.
  3. If you want to renew individual loans, select by ticking the checkbox for each loan you would like to renew then click Renew Selections.
  4. If you want to renew all your current loans, click Renew All.

Now please wait while the system processes your selections. Your list of loans will be returned showing the result for each renewal in the status column. Some renewals may not be successful. Please note the new due date for each loan.

Request an Item

If you are unable to find the item you are looking for in the local catalogue, you can place a request for an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) from another academic or public library.

To place an Interlibrary Loan request:

  1. Locate the Services option in the Navigation menu and select Request an item not held.
  2. If you are not currently logged on you will be prompted to identify yourself for this transaction. Enter your borrower ID and PIN then select the Login button.
  3. The Interlibrary Loan request form will be displayed. Please enter as much information as you can about the item you require. You must enter the title of the item. And an author is highly recommended.
  4. You will also need to enter a date after which the item is not required and the location from which you would like to pickup the item.
  5. A confirmation page will be displayed. This will indicate if there are any charges associated with your request. It will also give you the option to return to your request form, to cancel the request or to continue with your request.
  6. Select the Continue button to proceed with your request. Your request record will be displayed including the request number.

You will be advised by the Library when your item is ready to be picked up. You can also track the progress of your request or cancel your request by using the facilities in your Account. Please refer to the section on cancelling reservations, bookings and requests in the Using My Account help page for details.

Suggest a purchase

If you are unable to find the item you are looking for in the local catalogue and you think it would be appropriate for the Library to purchase the item for the local collection, you can place a request to ask the Library to consider the item for purchase.

To suggest an item for purchase:

  1. Locate the Services menu in the Navigation panel and select Suggest a Purchase.
  2. If you are not currently logged on you will be prompted to identify yourself for this transaction. Enter your borrower ID and PIN then select the Login button.
  3. The request form will be displayed. Please enter as much information as you can about the item you require. You must enter the title of the item.
  4. You will also need to enter a date after which the item is not required and the location from which you would like to pickup the item.
  5. A confirmation page will be displayed. This will indicate if there are any charges associated with your request. It will also give you the option to return to your request form, to cancel the request or to continue with your request.
  6. Select the Continue button to proceed with your request. Your request record will be displayed including the request number.

You will be advised by the Library when the item is ready to be picked up. You can also track the progress of your request or cancel your request by using the facilities in My Library. Please refer to the section on cancelling reservations, bookings and requests in the Using My Account help page for details.

Create, Use and Remove a savedlist

The My savedList facility allows you to compile a list of records from the Library catalogue. You can then use this list of records for a number of different purposes. Your savedlist will normally be kept on the system for two days. It will be automatically cleared after this time.

Please refer to the Using My SavedList help page for more information on how to use this facility.

Set up an Alert Profile

An alert profile allows you to create a profile that matches your preferences for materials you would like to use. These profiles are scanned as part of the library’s overnight housekeeping and any new works that meet the profile’s criteria are added to the “profile set” for the particular profile. If any new works are added to your profile set as part of the nightly scan, you will be sent an email containing brief bibliographic details for each work, as well as a hyperlink to the work. When you receive this email, you can click on the hyperlink to go directly to the work and place a reservation against it if you wish.

You can setup an alert profile online at any time using the facilities provided in your Account. Please refer to the Using Alert Profiles help page for information on how to create and update your alert profiles.

Change My PIN

You can change your PIN online at any time using the facilities provided in your Account.

If you have forgotten your PIN and we have a record of your email address, we can send you an email containing your current PIN.

Do the following to use this service:

  1. Visit our Forgot Your PIN? page (This link can also be found at the top right of our Catalogue page).
  2. Enter your borrower ID and surname OR email address, first name and surname.
  3. Click the OK button.

A PIN reset link will sent to your registered email address.

Please Contact Us if you don’t have an email address registered with us.

Add, Edit or Delete a Rating & Review

As you browse through the records in your result set after performing a search in the Library Catalogue, you will notice that some records are displayed with a number of stars. This indicates that one or more reviews have been attached to the record displayed. The number of stars displayed is an average of the ratings given to this record by the reviewers. Ratings are given as a number between 0 (very bad) and 10 (very good).

Add your review to a record:

  1. Retrieve the record you want to add your review to and display in full display.
  2. Click on the ‘Add your review’ link at the bottom of the record. This will display a form for you to complete.
  3. Enter your borrower ID and PIN if you are not already logged in.
  4. Select the rating you would like to assign with 0 being very bad and 10 being very good.
  5. Enter your comments. You can enter as much text as you like. Press Enter to start a new paragraph.
  6. Select the Add Comment button to submit your review. Your comments will be reviewed by library staff before being made available for general access to others.

Delete a ratings and comment record:

  1. Login to your account to view your Account summary.
  2. Select the link to display your ratings & Review records.
  3. Select the record you would like to delete.
  4. Click Delete Comment.

Edit a ratings and comment record which is pending review by library staff:

  1. Login to your account to view your Account summary.
  2. Select the link to display your ratings & Review records.
  3. Select the record you would like to edit.
  4. Click Edit Comment.
  5. Make the required changes to the ratings level and your comment then click Update Comment. You can also delete this record from here as well.

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