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 library Bookshelf.

Read button on your libary Bookshelf. 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 library website to the app bookshelf.

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

Note: If you're using the legacy version of our app, your app bookshelf will look different from the screenshot below, but this introduction should still work for you.

App bookshelf. See instructions above

The basics

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

Visual of tapping the right side of the screen Visual of 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.

Visual of tapping the left side of the screen Visual of 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. Home menu
  2. Settings
  3. Add a bookmark
  4. Share
  5. Title menu
  6. Reading progress

Note: If you're using the legacy version of our app, you won't see the action bar at the top of the screen. To access these options, tap the Menu button on your device.

Title menu

With your book progress shown, swipe away from the right edge (bezel) of your screen to open the Title menu. Here you can find Overview, Table of Contents, and saved Bookmarksfor the book you're reading.

Note: If you're using the legacy version of our app, the Title menu won't be available. Instead, please use your Menu button to find similar features.

The Title menu
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015 01:14PM EDT