You can read eBooks in your web browser or use OverDrive's app to download and read eBooks from your library's digital collection on your iOS device.

If you have not yet borrowed an eBook from your library, learn how to here.

Reading eBooks in your browser

Reading eBooks using the OverDrive app

Open OverDrive for iOS, then tap an eBook from your app bookshelf to open it. If you have not yet borrowed an eBook from your library, learn how to here.

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

Screenshot showing the app bookshelf

  • 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 swipping 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 swipping the screen from left to right
  • Tap the top-right corner of the page to create a bookmark.
    Screenshot showing the eBook reader
  • Tap and hold a word, then tap the Dictionary pop-up to look it up in the dictionary.
    When the dictionary entry opens, you will also have the option to search for the term in Wikipedia.
    Screenshot showing the dictionary pop-up
  • Tap the middle of the screen to display the reader options.
    Diagram showing the reader menus
    Note: If you're using our legacy app, your reader options will be a little different from those shown above.
  • Tap the middle of the screen to open the reader options, then swipe left or right to open the Home or Title menu.
    Screenshot showing the Title menu
    Note: If you're using our legacy app, tap the icon in the top-right corner for the Title menu, or tap the Back arrow to go back to your bookshelf.
  • Share what you're reading with friends by tapping the Share icon (Share icon) located next to Overview in the Title menu.
    Note: If you're using a legacy version of our app, you'll find a Share button in the upper-right corner of the Details screen (which you can access by tapping the Menu icon).
  • To open a hyperlink in the eBook, tap and hold the link, then select Open.
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014 04:19PM EDT