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 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

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

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 or MediaDo Reader), Listen (listen to an audiobook in your browser), Play (stream a video in your browser), and Download (available for eBooks and audiobooks).

Screenshot of the Read button for a borrowed eBook

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: Jul 31, 2015 11:07AM EDT