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How to borrow and enjoy titles from your library using your computer

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You can borrow OverDrive Read eBooks from your library and read them directly in your browser.

You can also use free software from OverDrive or Adobe to download library titles to your computer.

What you need

Borrowing titles

  1. Open your library's digital collection website (find it here).
  2. Look for an available title 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.
  3. Mouse over a title, then click Borrow to check it out.
    Screenshot of the Borrow option on the moused-over menu
    Or, mouse over a title and click more to view the title's details page. From here, click Borrow to check it out.
    If prompted, sign in.
    Screenshot of the Borrow button from title's details page
  4. Your bookshelf opens, displaying title(s) you have checked out. From here, you can click Read to start reading eBooks in your browser.
    Screenshot of Read (in your browser) option from the library bookshelf
  5. Or, select a format from the Download drop-down menu, then click Confirm & Download.
    • Select Kindle Book to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the title to your Kindle or Kindle reading app (U.S. libraries only).
    • Select an eBook format to download and open the title in Adobe Digital Editions.
    • Select an audiobook, music, or video format to download and open the title in OverDrive Media Console.

Note: Available formats vary by library website. Windows supports eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. Mac supports eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014 04:57PM EDT

How to borrow and enjoy titles from your library using your computer

print it

You can borrow OverDrive Read eBooks from your library and read them directly in your browser.

You can also use free software from OverDrive or Adobe to download library titles to your computer.

What you need

Borrowing titles

  1. Open your library's digital collection website (find it here).
  2. Look for an available title 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.
  3. Mouse over a title, then click Borrow to check it out.
    Screenshot of the Borrow option on the moused-over menu
    Or, mouse over a title and click more to view the title's details page. From here, click Borrow to check it out.
    If prompted, sign in.
    Screenshot of the Borrow button from title's details page
  4. Your bookshelf opens, displaying title(s) you have checked out. From here, you can click Read to start reading eBooks in your browser.
    Screenshot of Read (in your browser) option from the library bookshelf
  5. Or, select a format from the Download drop-down menu, then click Confirm & Download.
    • Select Kindle Book to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the title to your Kindle or Kindle reading app (U.S. libraries only).
    • Select an eBook format to download and open the title in Adobe Digital Editions.
    • Select an audiobook, music, or video format to download and open the title in OverDrive Media Console.

Note: Available formats vary by library website. Windows supports eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. Mac supports eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.

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