You can use the OverDrive app to get eBooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, and periodicals 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 OverDrive's desktop app, which will allow you to burn and transfer audiobooks (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 your library, click or tap its digital collection to save it to your "My libraries" list and start browsing.

Step 4

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

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. They have a Send to NOOK app button instead of a Borrow button, and to read them, you'll need to install the NOOK reading app from the Windows Store. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

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: Jun 17, 2015 09:31AM EDT