City of Hobbs, New Mexico

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Before you access your account online the first time, you will need to contact the Hobbs Public Library for your initial Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Using ELIN Downloadable Library

Click here to access ELIN Downloadable Library

  • Check to see that your device is supported:
  • Download & Install Free Software:
    • In the left column under Digital Software, click OverDrive Media Console.
    • Choose and download the appropriate version of the software for your machine.
    • Follow the instructions on your screen to install the software to your computer.
  • Register Your Free Software:
    • ELIN Downloadable Library - Media Console utilizes Windows Media Player 9 series or newer. The first time the Player attempts to open a protected file, it will alert you that a Security Update must be performed before the file may be opened.
    • The update takes just a few moments and is a one-time process that must be performed.
  • Find Books & Check Out:
    • Search or Browse to find titles.
    • Click Add to Cart or Place a Hold (for titles that are already checked out).
    • When finished, click Proceed to Checkout.
    • Enter your library card number & PIN. First-time users will have to call the Hobbs Public Library to obtain PIN 
      • (575) 397-9328.
    • Click Confirm Checkout.
    • Click the Download box under the book cover.
    • Choose to Save the file to your computer to complete the download.

For additional help and more tutorials, see the OverDrive Media Tour.

Transferring to a Portable Player
General Tips for Using Windows Media Player:

  • Check out our How to Guide
  • Make sure your portable device is connected to the computer using the device's USB cable.
  • Find your downloaded audiobook file & double click to open it with Windows Media Player.
  • Stop playback of the file before transferring to the portable device.
  • Add the audiobook file to a playlist to be added or synced to a portable device & click Copy or Start Sync to transfer the file.

For specific directions for Windows Media Player 9 or higher, please see the ELIN Downloadable Library Help files.




ELIN Downloadable Library