The OverDrive app is a great way to quickly borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, and streaming video 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 watch streaming video. To read eBooks or watch video directly in your browser, skip to step 4 in the instructions below.

You can find your library's digital collection using the Get Books feature in the app or by running a search on

How it works

  1. Install OverDrive's app from the Windows Phone store.
  2. From the app, swipe from left to right to get to the "get books" screen.
  3. Tap a library on your list to open its digital collection website.
    If your list is empty, or you need to add a new library, tap find a library.
  4. On your library website, look for a title that's available to borrow. 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 on the title, then tap Borrow to check it out.
    Screenshot of the Borrow button that appears when you tap a title
    Or, tap more to view the title's details page. From here, tap Borrow to check it out.
    If prompted, sign in.
    Screenshot of "Borrow" button on a title's details page
  6. Your library bookshelf will open, displaying the title(s) you've borrowed. From here, you can:
    • Select a format from the Download drop-down menu, then tap Confirm & Download.
      Screenshot of the download button on library bookshelf
      • Select EPUB eBook or MP3 audiobook to download and add the title to your app bookshelf.
    • Tap Read (In your browser) to open the eBook with OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader.
      Screenshot showing the Read (in your browser) option from your library bookshelfScreenshot of the Read in your browser button for MediaDo Reader.
    • Or, select Play to open the streaming video in your browser.
      Screenshot of the Play button on your library bookshelf.
  7. Tap ok, then ok again to open your app bookshelf.
  8. From your app bookshelf, tap a title to begin reading or listening.
    Screenshot of a borrowed title on the app bookshelf

Note: If this is your first time downloading an eBook, you may need to authorize OverDrive for Windows Phone using your Adobe ID.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014 02:24PM EDT