Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New opening hours for Local Studies & Enniscrone!

In an effort to improve our services to the public, Sligo Libraries intend to change the opening hours of the Local Studies Library (now located on Stephen Street) and Enniscrone Branch Library.

From July 2nd 2012 it is envisaged that Local Studies will mirror the opening hours of Central Library - remaining open on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. Enniscrone will also increase its opening hours on Wednesdays by 2 hours. Both services will close on Mondays dovetailing with the other branch libraries throughout the County. These changes should benefit the users of both specific services by utilising staff to its maximum effect. If you have any queries please contact us at sligolib@sligococo.ie . Thank you.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sligo Library/One Click Digital Audiobooks available!

Create new account.

Please click on the link below to get started setting up your Sligo Library - One Click Digital account. For this process you will need your Sligo Library Card number (User ID number thats on the back of your library card) to hand.

Important Information.

On initial set up you will also need to download the One Click Digital (O.C.D) Media Player for Windows or Mac depending on your PC. This download will take several minutes. Once downloaded this gives you the option to, thereafter, log directly into the O.C.D media player and browse for titles. To download either the Windows or Mac version please click on the link below;

Getting Started

Once you have (i) your new account set up and (ii) the relevant version of the O.C.D Media Player installed, you're ready to start borrowing titles.

  1. You need to log into the Sligo Library - One Click Digital Homepage here .
  2. Once this is done you will see a variety of Audiobook cover images on the screen.
  3. You can also do a quick search for a title/author or do a browse by genre (both options on top of screen).
  4. When happy with your selected title you simply click on the image and a more detailed information page regarding the title will appear.
  5. Click on the button "checkout now" on the bottom right hand side of the screen.
  6. You then need to click on the "My Collections" tab on the top left hand corner of the screen in order to see your checked out item.
  7. Underneath your item you need to click on the option to "Download now".
  8. Depending on your computer it may save the relevant audiofile in a specified location on your hard-drive or may prompt you to log directly into the O.C.D media player.
  9. Regardless you will have to log into the O.C.D media player and select the option "Download and transfer" if you wish to transfer to a portable device* (please read next section). Otherwise you can play the Audiobook on your PC by using the generic play/pause buttons displayed on the O.C.D media player.

*Information regarding Portable Devices.

If you intend to download to an Apple portable device (Iphone, Ipod or Ipad) you will also need Itunes installed on your computer. When you have the O.C.D media player open you select the "Downoad and transfer" button which will sync your apple device with Itunes and begin to tranfer the audio files onto your device. This could take up to 20 minutes per title.

If you intend to download to an Android or other portable device you will have to change the "default device" option to other in the My Account/Preferences tab when logged in via the website. You will also have to untick the One Click Digital Media Manager as being the "default player". If downloading in this fashion please ensure that your portable device can successfully play the selected format (MP3, WMA etc) of the downloaded audiobook in question. This rule also remains the same if you wish to simply play the selected Audiobook through a generic media player (such as windows Media player) on your PC.

One Click Digital APP

For Apple Device users there is also the One Click Digital APP that can be downloaded for free, either by visiting the APPstore or clicking on the relevant APP link when you have logged onto the O.C.D website.

It is important to note that you must have an account set up via the O.C.D website before you can gain access to the O.C.D media player via the O.C.D APP. Once logged in you can browse for items and play selected ones however you need to retain your internet connection whilst doing so. You are unable to transfer & keep audiobooks directly to your portable device using the APP. To store titles on your portable device you must download onto your computer and transfer to your portable device.

Help tab.

The following page (link below) will display a list of informative links to tutorial videos showing different aspects of OneClickdigital