If you have an iPod touch, please see getting started with iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch). For all other iPods, the guide below will help you get started.

Step 1

Install OverDrive's desktop app for Windows or Mac. You'll need this free application to download audiobooks to your computer and transfer them to your iPod.

Step 2

Open your library's OverDrive website on your computer (find it using overdrive.com), and borrow an audiobook.

Step 3

Go to your Checkouts page (under your account) and download the audiobook. It should open automatically in OverDrive's desktop app and prompt you to download its parts.

Step 4

Plug your iPod into your computer. Once the audiobook finishes downloading, click it, then click Transfer. Follow the on-screen prompts to transfer it to your iPod.

Once it's transferred, you can listen to it just like any other audio file on your iPod. By default, you can find MP3 audiobooks under "Music" on your iPod.

If you'd like to categorize it under "Audiobooks" instead, follow these steps.

For a video overview of how to get started with an iPod, check out our help videos.

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2016 04:11PM EDT