You can use the OverDrive app to get eBooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, and periodicals from your library on your iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch).

Note: Some digital formats may not be available from all libraries.

Step 1

Download the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store.

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to sign in (or sign up) using your library card, Facebook, or a free OverDrive account. Learn which sign-in option is right for you here.

If you're under 13, you can use one of the under-13 sign-in options.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu. Then, tap Add a library to find your library's OverDrive website.

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

Once you've borrowed a title, tap Add to app (if shown), or tap books icon to go to your Loans page and see all of your options for the title. From there, you can:

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Step 4

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 to install the NOOK reading app from the Apple App Store. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your Account) on your library's OverDrive website. From here, you can:

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 10:19AM EDT