With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library or school's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card or student ID, and these three steps:

1. Find your library

Use the library finder on overdrive.com or in OverDrive's app to find your library or school's digital collection and browse for titles.

We're in the process of updating our library websites, so you'll need to choose an image below for your next steps.

Select the image that looks like the titles on your library's website.

2. Borrow

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

You can do this either by selecting the Borrow link under the jacket (shown below) or by tapping the jacket to go to the title's details page (where you can read a description, change its lending period, borrow it, and more).

Title jacket with the borrow button. See instructions above.

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

3. Enjoy

If you borrow a title from its details page, you'll see a button suggesting the best way to enjoy the title on your current device (whether that's opening it in your browser or adding it to the OverDrive app).

Details page for a borrowed eBook

Or, you can always see all of your options for borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under My account). From there, you can download most titles or enjoy them immediately in your browser.

eBook on the Checkouts page

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.

2. Borrow

Use your library card or student ID to borrow a title. Titles you've borrowed will appear on your Checkouts page (under your Account).

The Borrow button on a title details page. See instructions above.

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

3. Enjoy

On your Checkouts page, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like:

The Read button for a borrowed eBook. See instructions above.

To see these steps in action, watch our OverDrive overview video for libraries or schools.

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.
















Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 12:36PM EST