Choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library's website.

You can borrow and read OverDrive Read and MediaDo Reader eBooks in your web browser, or use the OverDrive app to download and read EPUB eBooks from your library's digital collection on your Android device.

Reading eBooks in your browser

To read an eBook in your web browser, tap the Read now button next to a borrowed eBook on your Checkouts page.

The read now button next to a borrowed title

To learn more about reading eBooks in your browser, please see our guides for OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader.

Note: OverDrive Read eBooks may not work on older Android devices, like the NOOK Color and early Kindle Fires.

Reading eBooks using the OverDrive app

In the OverDrive app, add an EPUB eBook to the app bookshelf from your Checkouts page.

Tap an eBook on your app bookshelf to open it and start reading.

The basics

To go to the next page: Tap the right side of the screen, or swipe the screen from right to left.

Tapping the right side of the screen Swiping the screen from right to left

To go to the previous page: Tap the left side of the screen, or swipe the screen from left to right.

Tapping the left side of the screen Swiping the screen from left to right

Tap and hold a word, then tap the magnifying glass to look it up in the dictionary. Or, tap Wikipedia or an offline dictionary (if installed) from the dictionary drop-down menu below the search field.

You can also edit the field in the dictionary pop-up, which allows you to search for different words or phrases.

The in-app dictionary

To open a hyperlink in the eBook, tap and hold the link.

Reader options

Tap the center of the screen to view your progress and access the reader options.

Diagram of the eBook reader with each button numbered (from left to right, top to bottom). The list below describes each button.

Reader options (based on the numbered image above):

  1. Return to bookshelf
  2. Settings
  3. Add a bookmark
  4. Details menu
  5. Reading progress

Details menu

Tap the icon in the top-right corner to open the book's Details menu. Here you can find the Overview, Table of contents, saved Bookmarks, and Share options for the book you're reading.

The Details menu

You can borrow and read OverDrive Read and MediaDo Reader eBooks in your web browser, or use the OverDrive app to download and read EPUB eBooks from your library's digital collection on your Android device.

Reading eBooks in your browser

To read an eBook in your web browser, just tap the Read (In your browser) button next to a borrowed eBook on your Checkouts page.

Read button on your libary checkouts page. See instructions above.

To learn more about reading eBooks in your browser, please see our guides for OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader.

Note: OverDrive Read eBooks may not work on older Android devices, like the NOOK Color and early Kindle Fires.

Reading eBooks using the OverDrive app

In the OverDrive app, download an EPUB eBook from your Checkouts page to the app bookshelf.

Tap an eBook on your app bookshelf to open it and start reading.

The basics

To go to the next page: Tap the right side of the screen, or swipe the screen from right to left.

Tapping the right side of the screen Swiping the screen from right to left

To go to the previous page: Tap the left side of the screen, or swipe the screen from left to right.

Tapping the left side of the screen Swiping the screen from left to right

Tap and hold a word, then tap the magnifying glass to look it up in the dictionary. Or, tap Wikipedia or an offline dictionary (if installed) from the dictionary drop-down menu below the search field.

You can also edit the field in the dictionary pop-up, which allows you to search for different words or phrases.

The in-app dictionary

To open a hyperlink in the eBook, tap and hold the link.

Reader options

Tap the center of the screen to view your progress and access the reader options.

Diagram of the eBook reader with each button numbered (from left to right, top to bottom). The list below describes each button.

Reader options (based on the numbered image above):

  1. Return to bookshelf
  2. Settings
  3. Add a bookmark
  4. Details menu
  5. Reading progress

Details menu

Tap the icon in the top-right corner to open the book's Details menu. Here you can find the Overview, Table of Contents, saved Bookmarks, and Share options for the book you're reading.

The Details menu
Last Updated: May 23, 2016 10:08AM EDT