Downloading eBooks Onto Your Kobo Arc

The Kobo Arc, unlike other Kobos, is more of an android tablet than a basic eReader. Though you can access eBooks on both, the ways you access them are very different. These are the instructions on how to use Libraries on the Go with the Kobo Arc.

1)      Connect to a Network

  1. Tap the Home button
  2. Tap the Apps button
  3. Choose Settings from the apps menu
  4. Tap Wireless and Networks
  5. Check the Wifi box
  6. Tap Wifi Settings to view a list of Wifi networks in your area
  7. Tap the name of a Wifi network of your choice
  8. Tap Connect

2)      Install OverDrive Media Console

  1. Tap the Home button
  2. Tap the Apps button
  3. Open the Google Play shop app
  4. Enter the word “OverDrive” in the search bar and click the magnifying glass icon to search
  5. Tap OverDrive Media Console in the search results list
  6. Tap Download
  7. Tap Accept and Install

3)      OverDrive on the Kobo Arc

  1. Launching OverDrive for the first time, you will need to enter an Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, visit to sign up for free.
  2. Once you have an Adobe ID, enter it via the Settings button presented when first opening OverDrive, or via the App Settings if you are past the setup.
  3. To start finding books, change your settings, or enter your Adobe ID, press the Menu button.
  4. In the OverDrive console app menu, press Get Books and then Add a Library.
  5. In the search bar, enter Oakville and choose Oakville Public Library from the provided list.
  6. Click the Login link in the upper left corner of the eBook collection page, and enter your library card number and PIN at the prompt.
  7. Browse or search the collection, and when you find a book you want to check out, press Add to Cart. *If the book is unavailable, you will only be able to click Place a Hold.
  8. On the My Cart page, press Proceed to Checkout to continue.
  9. On the Download page, press Download to receive your book. Press Open if prompted. Once your book has downloaded, you can begin to read!

*Thanks to Oshawa Public Library for some of the supplied instructions.