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Getting started with Windows 8 and RT

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You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library on your Windows 8 or RT device. Windows 8 comes on tablets and computers, and Windows RT comes on tablets like the Microsoft Surface RT and Surface 2.

Note: The steps below work with both Windows 8 and Windows RT. With Windows 8 (but not Windows RT), you can also install the classic desktop version of OverDrive's software for Windows, which will allow you to download WMA audiobooks/music and WMV video, and burn and transfer files (as permitted).

Step 1

Install the OverDrive app from the Windows Store.

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. If you're under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, select the Add a library button, then follow the prompts to find your library's OverDrive website.

  • Once you find it, swipe down (or right click) on your library to save it to your "My libraries" list.
  • Click or tap your library's name to start browsing.

Step 4

Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles under your account on your library's OverDrive website. You can:

For a video overview of how to get started with Windows 8 or RT, check out our help videos.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014 09:07AM EDT

Getting started with Windows 8 and RT

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You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library on your Windows 8 or RT device. Windows 8 comes on tablets and computers, and Windows RT comes on tablets like the Microsoft Surface RT and Surface 2.

Note: The steps below work with both Windows 8 and Windows RT. With Windows 8 (but not Windows RT), you can also install the classic desktop version of OverDrive's software for Windows, which will allow you to download WMA audiobooks/music and WMV video, and burn and transfer files (as permitted).

Step 1

Install the OverDrive app from the Windows Store.

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. If you're under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, select the Add a library button, then follow the prompts to find your library's OverDrive website.

  • Once you find it, swipe down (or right click) on your library to save it to your "My libraries" list.
  • Click or tap your library's name to start browsing.

Step 4

Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles under your account on your library's OverDrive website. You can:

For a video overview of how to get started with Windows 8 or RT, check out our help videos.

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