With OverDrive Read, you can borrow eBooks and read them right in your browser with a single click. There are no software or downloads required.
OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running web browsers with HTML5 support.
Once you borrow an eBook from your library's OverDrive-powered website, click or tap the Read button on your Bookshelf to begin reading it immediately using OverDrive Read.
The easiest way to see if OverDrive Read works on your device is to try it out using the sample below. Just click or tap the cover image.
You can read more about compatibility here.
OverDrive Read has many of the same features as popular eBook readers, like the ability to add bookmarks, search for terms, add notes and highlights, look up words, and change the font.
As long as you have an active internet connection, you can return to an OverDrive Read eBook at any time during your lending period and your place, bookmarks, notes, and highlights will be saved.
Yes. For most devices, select the Download button in OverDrive Read to cache an eBook so you can read it offline. Make sure to also bookmark or save the eBook's URL so you can get back to it in your browser once you're offline.
For iOS devices, select the Share icon in Safari, then Add to Home Screen. Then, open the book from your home screen and sign in with your library credentials prior to going offline to complete the download.
For a video overview of how to get started with OverDrive Read, check out our help videos.
You can also learn more about OverDrive Read at http://readinfo.overdrive.com/.