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OneClick for Windows

Media Manager software allows you to download a book, play it on your computer, and transfer to a supported device. 

Compatible:

  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP (Service Pack 3).  Please realize that XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft as of April 2014. 
  • Transfer to MP3 players: fully compatible with some models (iPod, Sansa), partially compatible with most others.  Jump to Device Compatibility for full list and details.
  • Windows 8 tablets (full Windows 8, not Windows RT) -  you may need to install iTunes & set Media Manager preferences to iTunes during setup. 

Written Instructions

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Getting Started

To use OneClickdigital, you must (a) register for an account, (b) install the software to your computer, and (c) set up the software.

A. Register for an Account with Your Kansas Library Card

Kansas Library Cards provide access to any statewide online library service.  These are separate from your local library card, but you can get one at any public, school, or academic library.  More detailed registration instructions and links to alternate login pages for some libraries are found here.

  1. Go to http://kslc.org and log in with your Kansas Library Card.
  2. Click the OneClickdigital Audiobooks Registration link in the brown box.
  3. You are now at the Create an Account screen.  You have proved to the company that you are a Kansas resident.
  4. Fill out the form.  Some notes:
    • Username:  is the only permanent field.  Pick something that you like and that is easy to type.  Do no use spaces in your username.
    • Passwords: need to be at least 7 characters long and contain both letters and numbers.
    • Zip Code: please provide a 5-digit zip for statistical purposes.
  5. Click the Create Account button only once, and wait a moment.  When this is complete, "Welcome [Your Name]" will appear in the upper right corner.

B. Install OneClickdigital Media Manager

  1. Click this link and run the software:
  2. Follow all prompts from the installation wizard to finish installation.
  3. When installation is complete, the Media Manager usually opens automatically.  If it does not, find the icon on your desktop and double-click it to open the software.  It looks like this:
    oneclickdigital icon in PC desktop
  4. Log in to the Media Manager with the username & password you created.
    • Turn on Remember Password and Automatic Login to skip the login step in the future.
    • The Media Manager will be blank if you have not checked out any books yet.

C. Set Preferences in Media Manager

  1. Open the Media Manager and log in, if you have not already. 
  2. Click the Preferences menu in the upper left side.

    preferences menu for windows media manager

  3. Change the settings based on your device or if you listen directly on the computer.  Settings based on the 3 main types of devices/uses are below.  Don't forget to click the update button when finished! 
    NOTE: We recommend that you select "No" for "Automatically download all titles."  This ensures that Media Manager is not downloading files unless you tell it to.  

iPods (includes a setting in iTunes)

media manager preferences for ipods

Transfer Wait Time Modifier-(red arrow)  If you get a "port sleep" message during the transfer of a book, turn this up to 60.  This is a time-out problem with older iPods.

Necessary iTunes Setting

  1. With iTunes open, plug in your Apple device.
  2. Click on your device's name (usually in the upper right side of iTunes)
  3. Device summary should now be seen. Scroll down to "Options."
  4. Click the box in front of "manually manage music and videos" to turn this option on.

Compatible MP3 Player (non-iPod) OR Listen Directly on Computer (not transferring to device)

media manager preferences for mp3 or listening on computer

Use MP3 format --most compatible devices should be set to NO, but occassionally some devices need this set to YES instead (we have not found a pattern yet).  If a transfer fails try changing this setting.

Partially Compatible Devices (Windows Vista, 7, and 8 only)

Not sure if your device is even partially compatible?  See below.

media manager preferences for partially compatible devices

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Checking Out a Book

On OneClickdigital, you will always use the website to check out books and place holds, then use the books in your Media Manager. Changes to your account are synced between the website and Media Manager software.

  1. Go to the OneClick website. Two ways to reach it:
  2. Search or browse for a book to check out. When you have found a book, click on its cover.
  3. This shows the book's details. Use the Checkout Now button.
    • If your browser asks what it should do with a file, click Cancel.
  4. Open the Media Manager. If your new checkouts do not show yet, click the Refresh button.

You are now ready to play the book on your computer or transfer it to a device.

Search & Browse Tips

We often use a bit of all three of these tips to find a book. Availability, a certain genre of book, and then sort by for the newest titles!

Simple Available Now Book Search

  1. Choose Advanced Search.
  2. The last box on the right is Available for Checkout. Choose "Available."
  3. Click Search.
  4. Only books that are available right now will be shown. Use other tips below to sort them further if necessary.

Sort By for Results

Each results list, regardless of how you started (browse or search) will have a Sort By box, with these options:

Sort by selection box

We commonly like to do the "Available Now" search shown above, then sort by Release Date. This puts the newest books available first.

Search Selection Column
All results lists will also have a Search Selection column on the right side of the book results. Use it to narrow a broad search or browse:

  • Available books, if you did not start with an availability search.
  • Books by Genre, like mystery, romance, or juvenile fiction.
    search selection column allows you to limit your search

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Play Book on Computer

  1. Open your Media Manager software, and log in if you have not already.
  2. The Checked Out section will show each book on your account. Each book has its own control buttons.
    checked out book with all control buttons shown
  3. Click Play. A pink bar will start rolling back and forth for the book.
    book downloading after play button clicked
  4. The book will begin playing after a couple of chapters have loaded. The rest of the chapters will finish downloading as you listen (you do not need to do anything for this).
  5. Use the buttons in the gray playback bar to pause, stop, or resume the book when necessary.
    playback bar, showing control buttons and current chapter

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Transfer a Book

  1. Open your Media Manager software and connect your device to the computer, if you have not already.
  2. The Checked Out section will show each book on your account.  Each book has its own control buttons.
    checked out book with all control buttons shown
  3. Click Download/Transfer for the book you wish to send to the device (our example shows just Transfer, because we have been playing this book on the computer.  All of the chpaters are already downloaded to the computer). 
  4. A white box will appear to manage the download/transfer.
    • you may be asked to select your device to continue with the "Device Picker."
    • files must be downloaded to the computer, then sent to the device, so you will see the progress bar go across the screen twice.
    • wait to receive the message that the download is complete! 
  5. Disconnect the device from the computer when the download is complete.

On the Device:  where the book is varies.  You may need to experiment to find the best folder to play the book from.  Due to the labeling & numbering of the files, the book will be in order.

  • iPod/Apple Devices: loaded as a playlist on these devices.  Go to Music->Playlist.
  • Other MP3 Players: try All Songs or Album->Unknown (does not go to any pre-made audiobooks folder on the device).

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Other Options

Many frequently asked questions about this service can be found on our Help & FAQ page.

Return a Book Early

The maximum checkout period is 21 days, but most also do not need the book that long.  Early returns are appreciated!  There are two ways to return a book early:

  • Media Manager's Return Now button.
  • on the OneClick website, go to My Collections for a similar return button.

Only click the button once, and wait for the Media Manager or website to process this change.  Clicking multiple times may return other books on your account accidentally!

Renew a Book

There are also two ways to renew a book:

  • Media Manager's Renew button.
  • on the OneClick website, go to My Collections for the renew button.

The renew button will be unclickable or missing if the book is not eligible for renewal.  You may not renew a book if someone else is waiting on hold for it.

Holds

When all digital copies of an audiobook are checked out, you may place it on hold.

Viewing & Managing Holds

You can view your holds list through the Holds tab in the Media Manager, but we prefer to look at our holds through the OneClick website.  It shows more information.

  • on the OneClick website, go to My Collections.
  • click the Holds tab.

From here, you can view the status of your holds and remove any hold you no longer want.  This area includes how many copies of the book are owned by the library.  A hold with 8 copies of a book is a much shorter wait than if we only owned one copy.


oneclick example of holds

Your Turn for a Book

When your hold becomes available, the system will automatically check it out to you and send you an email that it is ready.  If you need to update the email address on your account, visit My Account on the OneClick website.

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Device Compatibility

Essentially there are two types of non-iPod MP3 players manufactured:

  • Portable device type -- can accept transfer of both formats of audiobook easily.
  • Portable storage type -- act more like a USB (flash) drive.  Harder to move audiobooks with security (Protected WMA format) to these devices.  

Sometimes a company makes both types of MP3 players!  If you are considering buying an MP3 player and want one that can handle both formats of book, please note the exact model name/number of the device you are interested in.  Example: the regular Creative Zen Mozaic is fully compatible (portable device type MP3), but the Creative Zen Mozaic EZ (portable storage type) is not. 

Fully Compatible (as of November 2013)

Partial Compatibility

  • iPods -- all.
    • iPod Shuffle is the least expensive iPod.
    • iPod Touches are more like mini-tablets, and will work with the mobile app (instead of needing transfer from the computer).
  • Phillips GoGear Vibe Series
  • Sansa / Sandisk
    • Sansa Fuze+
    • Sansa Clip and Clip Zip
  • Creative Zen - be especially careful with this brand, they often name models nearly identically.    
    • Zen Vision M and Vision W
    • Zen V and V Plus
    • Zen Mosaic and Mosaic LX
    • Zen X-Fi
    • Zen Sleek and Sleek Photo
  • Sony Walkmans - not brand new ones!  Unfortunately, in 2013 Sony switched to making only the portable storage type again.  Walkmans that were made 2011-mid 2013 should be fully compatible.   

  • most MP3 players not shown at left
  • transfer from Windows 8, 7, or Vista (not available for Windows XP machines)
  • can use Not Protected format audiobooks only.  To find a book right now with this correct format:
    • On the OneClick site, go to Advanced Search.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of these lists.
      • DRM Type = Not Protected
      • Available to Checkout = Available


Questions or Need Help?

Email the State Library's Statewide Services desk at audiobooks@library.ks.gov, or call toll-free during regular business hours: 800-432-3919. Please mention that you are using OneClick audiobooks as we also handle other statewide services.  We can:

  • answer general questions,
  • help with problems (lost password, error messages)
  • teach you one-on-one about OneClickdigital, including helping you set up.  We have software that allows us to connect our computer with yours, so we can even do the setup for you if you would prefer.

For the most common questions and problems, see the Help & FAQ page.

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    |     Last modified: Feb 18, 2014