With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library or school's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card or student ID, and these three steps:

1. Find your library

Use the library finder on overdrive.com or in OverDrive's app to find and open your library or school's OverDrive website.

Now, choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library's website.

2. Borrow

Borrow a title. You can do this either by selecting the Borrow link under the jacket (shown below) or by clicking or tapping the jacket to go to the title's details page (where you can see extra details and options for the title before you borrow it).

You'll need to sign into your library's OverDrive website to complete this step.

Title jacket with the borrow button. See instructions above.

Note: Magazines and newspapers (available in the U.S. only) work a little differently than other digital titles. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

3. Enjoy

If you borrow a title from its details page, you'll see a button suggesting the best way to enjoy the title on your current device.

Details page for a borrowed eBook.

Or, you can always see all of your options for borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your account ). From there, you can download most titles or enjoy them immediately in your browser.

eBook on the Checkouts page

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.

2. Borrow

Use your library card or student ID to borrow a title. Titles you've borrowed will appear on your Checkouts page (under your Account).

The Borrow button on a title details page. See instructions above.

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

3. Enjoy

On your Checkouts page, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like:

The Read button for a borrowed eBook. See instructions above.

To see these steps in action, watch our OverDrive overview video for libraries or schools.

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.
















Last Updated: May 23, 2016 03:13PM EDT