OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on many computers, tablets, and mobile devices running up-to-date web browsers with HTML5 and CSS3 support.

The easiest way to see if OverDrive Read works on your device or browser is to try it out using the sample below; just click or tap the jacket cover.

OverDrive Read sample of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Specific compatibility

For the best reading experience, we recommend using an up-to-date browser, like one of these:

Note: OverDrive Read is not currently compatible with Microsoft's Edge browser.

If you're using a mobile device, you'll need:

  • Android 4.0+ (you'll also need Chrome, not the stock Android browser)
  • iOS 7.0+
  • Fire OS 4.5.4+

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

Some devices that are compatible with OverDrive Read

Note: This is not a complete list. If you do not see your device here, you can use this sample of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to test your browser.

  • Google Nexus devices
  • iPad 2 or newer
  • Kindle Fire HD 7 and HDX tablets
  • Kobo Arc and Arc HD tablets (best with Chrome)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • Mac OSX 10.9 laptop
  • Windows Vista, 7, or 8 computer (best with Chrome)
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2015 11:10AM EDT