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, watch streaming videos, 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.

Note: OverDrive for Windows 8 is compatible with Windows RT tablets (like the Surface RT and Surface 2) as well as Windows 8 computers and devices.

How to get titles using Windows 8

  1. Install OverDrive for Windows 8 from the Windows Store, and sign up for (or sign into) your OverDrive account.
  2. From the app, use the Add a library feature to find and save your library's digital collection website.
  3. Select a library from your list to go to its digital collection website.
    Screenshot highlighting a library collection button under My Libraries
  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 select Borrow (or Get this issue if it's a magazine or newspaper).

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

If you'd like to learn about reading eBooks, listening to audiobooks, streaming videos, or getting periodicals using Windows 8, we can help with that too.

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