The Bay Minette Public Library has expanded its services with audiobooks, eBooks, and music now available for download! Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting this website and clicking on the Camellia Net link on the upper right hand corner of the page. Users may browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card (from any library in the county that is participating in the Camellia Net consortium), and download to PC, Mac, Nook, Kindle, iPod, iPad, Sony Reader, and many other mobile devices. Users will need to install free software (except for Kindle books) -- OverDrive Media Console for audiobooks and music and Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire after the two week lending period or you can change the default to a seven day lending period if you prefer. There are no late fees!
Quick Guide to Using Camellia Net
Click on the Camellia Net link on the right hand corner of this webpage.
The type of device you are using determines your next step. The most common e-readers we are seeing are Kindles, Nooks, iPads and iPods/phones, Android phones, and various tablets. E-books can also be read on your desktop or laptop.
When you pull up a book on CamelliaNet, you will see a box like this:
Adobe EPUB eBook
Kindles can only use Kindle books.
Nooks use Adobe EPUB.
On an Apple product (iPad, iPod/phone), Android, computer, or other tablet, you will need to install apps. The app to read Kindle books is the Kindle app. The Overdrive Console app will allow you to read Adobe EPUB. Both apps are free.
Kindle books are managed through your Kindle account on Amazon. After check out, your book will be available for download through Amazon.
Nook users have an extra step. You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions (also free) to your personal computer and create an Adobe ID. You will then need to authorize your device with your Adobe ID. Dock your Nook to your computer. Your library book will download to your computer. Open Adobe Digital Editions and go to the library view. Drag the title to the “NOOK” icon. Undock the NOOK from your computer. In the Library, open My Documents. The title should be available to be read for the period of time specified by the library.
Other users can download EPUB books directly from the Overdrive Console, without going through a computer.
You will be asked to choose your library, then enter your card #. This is the long number on the back of your library card. Your pin is the last four digits of that #.