With a Windows computer, you can borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos from your library's OverDrive website. You can also get free periodicals to read on Windows 8 or 10 computers or one of these supported devices.

Note: If you have a Windows 8 (or newer) computer, you may want to check out our guide for getting started with Windows 8, RT, and 10 instead.

Step 1

Open your library's OverDrive website on your computer (find it on overdrive.com).

Now, choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library's website.

Step 2

Borrow a title (you'll need to sign into your library's OverDrive website to complete this step).

Step 3

After you've borrowed a title, click Read now, Listen now, or Watch now (if shown), or go to your Checkouts page (under your account ) to see all of your options for the title. From there, you can:

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. To read them, you'll need the free NOOK reading app or a NOOK tablet. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

Step 2

Sign into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. They have a Send to NOOK app button instead of a Borrow button, and to read them, you'll need the NOOK reading app (for Windows 8, Android, or iOS) or a NOOK tablet. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

Step 3

Find borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your Account) on your library's OverDrive website. Here you'll find options for reading, watching, or listening to each title. You can:

Last Updated: May 23, 2016 03:12PM EDT