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Getting started with a Windows computer

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With a Windows computer, you can access eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video from your library's digital collection.

What you need

  • An Internet connection
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software to download titles
    You can read OverDrive Read eBooks and watch streaming videos right in your browser, with no software installation required.
    Library titles available in the following formats can be downloaded to your Windows computer. Use the links below to install the free software needed for download.
  2. Borrow titles from your library website
    Borrow titles from your library's digital collection website. To locate your library's site, use www.overdrive.com.
  3. Enjoy titles on your computer, or transfer them to a device
    OverDrive Read eBooks can be read from a compatible browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    Streaming videos can be watched from the browser on your computer or a supported device.
    Kindle Books can be read on your computer using Kindle for PC or Kindle Cloud Reader. You can also transfer them to your Kindle device via USB or over Wi-Fi.
    EPUB and PDF eBooks open automatically in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer when you click Download. You can also use ADE to transfer eBooks to an eBook reader of your choice.
    MP3, WMA, and WMV files open automatically in OverDrive Media Console (OMC) on your computer when you click Download. You can also use OMC to transfer them to your mobile device.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2014 02:14PM EDT

Getting started with a Windows computer

print it

With a Windows computer, you can access eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video from your library's digital collection.

What you need

  • An Internet connection
  • A library card

How it works

  1. Install software to download titles
    You can read OverDrive Read eBooks and watch streaming videos right in your browser, with no software installation required.
    Library titles available in the following formats can be downloaded to your Windows computer. Use the links below to install the free software needed for download.
  2. Borrow titles from your library website
    Borrow titles from your library's digital collection website. To locate your library's site, use www.overdrive.com.
  3. Enjoy titles on your computer, or transfer them to a device
    OverDrive Read eBooks can be read from a compatible browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    Streaming videos can be watched from the browser on your computer or a supported device.
    Kindle Books can be read on your computer using Kindle for PC or Kindle Cloud Reader. You can also transfer them to your Kindle device via USB or over Wi-Fi.
    EPUB and PDF eBooks open automatically in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer when you click Download. You can also use ADE to transfer eBooks to an eBook reader of your choice.
    MP3, WMA, and WMV files open automatically in OverDrive Media Console (OMC) on your computer when you click Download. You can also use OMC to transfer them to your mobile device.
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