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Getting started with OverDrive

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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. Browse

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

2. Borrow

Use your library card or student ID to borrow a title. Titles you've borrowed will appear on your bookshelf under your account.

Screenshot of the Borrow button on a title details page

3. Enjoy

On your bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser using OverDrive Read), Play (stream a video in your browser), and Download (available for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and some videos).

Screenshot of the Read button for a borrowed eBook

Try an OverDrive Read sample now to see how it works.


For more details about each of these steps, watch our OverDrive overview video for libraries or schools.

For more help using OverDrive on a specific device or platform, check out the detailed guides below.














Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 03:39PM EDT

Getting started with OverDrive

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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. Browse

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

2. Borrow

Use your library card or student ID to borrow a title. Titles you've borrowed will appear on your bookshelf under your account.

Screenshot of the Borrow button on a title details page

3. Enjoy

On your bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser using OverDrive Read), Play (stream a video in your browser), and Download (available for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and some videos).

Screenshot of the Read button for a borrowed eBook

Try an OverDrive Read sample now to see how it works.


For more details about each of these steps, watch our OverDrive overview video for libraries or schools.

For more help using OverDrive on a specific device or platform, check out the detailed guides below.














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