Computer & E-media Training

Computer & Technology Assistance

Tech Assist One-On-One Assistance (temporarily suspended)

Is technology getting you down? Do you need a little help? You can now book a 30-minute one-on-one session with a qualified staff member. A brief description of the issue you would like assistance with and the type of device you use will be required with registration. Call or visit your local branch to register – one of our Tech Assist Team will call you to book your time.

By appointment only. 

Times offered are noted below. Other times may be scheduled based on staff availability. Please inquire at your local branch if you cannot meet at the regularly scheduled times noted here.

Memorial Branch: Monday afternoons: 3-5 pm
Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: Tuesday & Thursday afternoons: 2-3 pm
D.A. Jones Branch: Thursday afternoons: 4-5 pm

Using Simcoe.OverDrive.com

Getting started with our eBooks & Audiobooks is fairly simple. Visit the Simcoe.OverDrive.com site (formerly PULSE) and spend some time familiarizing yourself with it. To get started, visit the Help page and discover what software applications you need to use Simcoe.OverDrive.com with your computer or personal device. The Help section offers everything you need to know to get started.

Need a little further assistance? Download the appropriate training guide:

Please note that the PULSE website was updated at the start of November, 2016 and became the Simcoe.OverDrive.com site. All of our guides have been rewritten to reflect these changes.

After reading the appropriate guide(s), if you are still not quite sure how Simcoe.OverDrive.com works, that’s okay. We do offer introductory (lecture-format) seminars in which we cover the basics of setting up your device, how to search, borrow, download, transfer and return your eBooks and Audiobooks. Simply call your local branch and request to register for the next available eMedia Seminar (see information above). Once you have completed the seminar, limited further assistance will be available if required.

Introducing Libby:

Learn OverDrive with Libby! An innovative new mobile app from OverDrive Labs, the R&D branch of OverDrive, Libby is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audiobooks from your public library easier than ever, through:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • A streamlined first-time user experience
  • A simplified borrowing and downloading process
  • One unified bookshelf that automatically displays all of your loans and holds from all of your libraries
  • And more!

Get Libby:


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Library Card & PIN:

Please note that you require a valid library card and your library PIN number to borrow eBooks and Audiobooks through the Simcoe.Overdrive website. If you do not know your PIN number, please bring your card to your local branch and a circulation clerk will be happy to assist you. This is NOT something that can be given out via email or telephone.

Expired Privilege Message:

Your library card information needs to be confirmed at least once a year. If you get a message saying that your privilege has expired, you need to contact your local branch and have them update this information. You can call your branch to confirm your address and telephone number, or email this information to with the subject line: expired privilege.