iPad and eBooks: Library in your Pocket

Library in your Pocket series: iPad and eBooks @ Reynolds Library

Check out how EBSCOhost eBooks work with your iPad!

Library in your Pocket: Go Mobile @ Reynolds Library Guide

The guide outlines how each type of Reynolds Library eBook works with iPad.

And also public library and open resources.

Questions? Contact us! Library staff are happy to help you one-on-one with your device or with any of our resources.

Listen to audiobooks on your iPhone or other mobile device

Visit the library’s OverDrive Digital Media Collection web site to download and listen to audiobooks on your iPhone, Windows Phone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or other portable device.  This media collection includes over 1000 titles.  Fiction titles include:  drama, historical fiction, literature, mystery suspense, poetry, and science fiction & fantasy.  Nonfiction titles include: biographies, current events & politics, and history.

To download the OverDrive app for your mobile device visit the OverDrive Media Console web site.

If you need assistance on checking out audiobooks from the OverDrive collection or downloading audiobooks on your mobile device, contact the Reference Desk.

Download Books to your SmartPhone or Blackberry!


Since 2007, JSRCC Library users have been able to check out and download OverDrive audio books to enjoy on a personal computer or MP3 player. The VCCS OverDrive download site is available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Popular and classic downloadable books are offered in a variety of subjects, including mystery, romance, science fiction, business and careers, self-improvement, and more.

Now, VCCS Libraries offers even greater access to the OverDrive download service through a mobile device-optimized website coupled with software for downloading and listening on the go. A mobile version of the VCCS OverDrive download site is now available. This mobile version allows easy browsing, searching, and checkout from your Smartphone, Blackberry®, or other web-enabled device. Windows Mobile (5 or newer) users can wirelessly download audiobooks to their mobile device using OverDrive® Media Console for Windows Mobile. Android™ device owners can install a beta version of OverDrive Media Console to download OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks. To download audio books on your mobile device, you’ll also need an Internet connection and a MyVCCS login.

Visit http://vccs.lib.overdrive.com with your mobile device to try it today.

Hear Simon Vance, “Voice of Choice” winner!

Booklist magazine has just declared Simon Vance its first annual “Voice of Choice” recipient to coincide with a new event, National Audiobook Month (June). According to reviewer Joyce Saricks, “In Vance’s reading of Eric Clapton’s… autobiography, Clapton: The Autobiography, his ‘tones vibrate with the energy of the macap London arts scene in the 1960’s,’ and he ‘convincingly communicates the mood swings of an insecure musician’.”  Would you like to hearing this reading yourself? Login to JSRCC Libraries’ new Overdrive Digital Audiobooks Collection, or check out the title through VCCSLinc, the online library catalog.

New collection of digital audiobooks!

Our new collection of digital audiobooks from OverDrive currently contains over 130 titles. Fiction titles include: drama, historical fiction, literature, mystery & suspense, poetry, science fiction & fantasy. Nonfiction titles include: biographies, current events & politics, and history.

Some quick information about the OverDrive audiobook collection:

  • Check outs and holds are made using a valid MyVCCS login, not a library card.
  • You may have a maximum of 2 titles checked out from the Digital Library at any one time.
  • Downloaded titles are checked out for 14 days and are automatically returned to the library.
  • Our Virginia Community College Libraries collection does not currently offer movies or music downloads.
  • Audiobooks can be downloaded on your home computer, a compatible portable device, and many titles can also be burned to a CD. 

For more information or assistance in using these audiobooks, contact the Reference Desk.  You can also check out our Getting Started Guide or the help information provided on the OverDrive audiobook web site.