How to Check Out an eBook from the Massena Public Library

Step 1: If you don't already have one, obtain a Massena Public Library card. You must do this in person at the library located at 41 Glenn St. in Massena ,NY.

Step 2: Go to and click on the "Overdrive E-Media" or "eMedia Library" icon.

Step 3: Click on the "log in" link on the taskbar near the top of the page.

Step 4: Enter the MPL account number located underneath the barcode on your 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.

Step 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.

Step 6: Once you fine a title in which your are interested, verify that it is available in the format you need. There are three choices:

  • Kindle - for any Amazon device or product. Software to read this format should already be installed on your Kindle. You must have created and active Amazon account at in order to check out eBooks for your Kindle.
  • 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 hand corner of the eMedia Library website.

Step 7: You may then either place a hold/request (if there are no available copies) or add it immediately to your eCart. Please note that you will be advised by email when a title put on hold becomes available for checkout.

Step 8: Once an item has been added to your eCart, click on either "Continue Browsing" or "Proceed to Checkout."

Step 9: If proceeding to checkout, review your checkout choices (titles, length of checkout) and click on the "Confirm Check Out" link.

Step 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.