The OverDrive app is a great way to quickly find and get eBooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, and periodicals from your library or school.

If you'd rather enjoy titles without installing an app, you can use your web browser to read OverDrive Read and MediaDo Reader eBooks or get periodicals. To use your browser instead of the OverDrive app, find your library's digital collection website on, then skip to step 4 in the instructions below.

How to get titles on your Android device

  1. Install OverDrive's app from Google Play, the Amazon Appstore, or, and sign up for (or sign into) your OverDrive account.
    Note: If you're using a legacy version of our app, you won't be prompted to sign up for or sign into an OverDrive account.
  2. From the app, tap the icon in the top-left corner to open the Home menu to see your library list.
    Or, if you're using the legacy version of our app, tap the Get Books button icon near the top-right corner of the screen (if you don't have this button, go to Menu > Get Books).
    Note: The Menu button typically looks like this Example menu button, or this Example menu button.
  3. Tap a library from the list to go to its digital collection website.
    If your list is empty, or you need to add a new library, tap Add a library and follow the prompts.
  4. On your library website, look for an available title. You can:
    • Browse the titles on the home page.
    • Use the menu at the top of the page to browse categories.
    • Run a search.
  5. When you find a title that looks interesting, tap or mouse over it, then tap Borrow (or Get this issue if it's a magazine or newspaper).

    Or, tap more to view the title's details page. From here, tap Borrow (or Get this issue).
    If prompted, sign in.
    Screenshot of "Borrow" button on title's details page
  6. Your library Bookshelf will open, displaying the title(s) you've borrowed. From here, you can:

If you'd like to learn more about reading eBooks, listening to audiobooks, streaming videos, or getting periodicals on your Android device, we can help with that too.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2014 04:38PM EST