You might like our new Libby app—the easiest way to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. Get started with Libby on Android, iOS, and Windows 10, or learn more about it.

Not interested in or able to use Libby? Use the sections below to learn how to install the original OverDrive app and borrow digital titles from your library or school.

Not interested in using an app? You can read eBooks and listen to audiobooks in your web browser instead. Visit these help articles to learn more: Getting started with OverDrive Read and Getting started with OverDrive Listen.

Choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.

How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app

  1. Install the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store and sign in.
  2. Add your library to the app and open its digital collection.
  3. Find an available title in your library's collection and tap Borrow.
    Or, tap the title's jacket to open its details page and learn more about it.
    If prompted, sign into your library.
    The borrow button for an available title. See instructions above.
  4. Choose a lending period for the title (if available).
    Then, tap Borrow again.
  5. After you borrow the title, you can:
    • Select Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to go to Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.
    • Download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks to your app Bookshelf.
    • Add streaming videos to your app Bookshelf.

      Note: Because streaming videos are streamed and not downloaded, you'll still need an internet connection to watch them once they're added to the app.
    • Some titles (like magazines and read-along eBooks) can only be read in your web browser. For these titles, tap Read now in browser to be taken out of the app and into your Safari browser to read them. These titles aren't added to your Bookshelf in the OverDrive app.
    • Close the pop-up window to keep browsing and borrowing.

To see all of your borrowed titles, tap books icon at any time to go to your Loans page.

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You can use the OverDrive app to find and get eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos from your library or school.

How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app

  1. Install the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store and sign in.
  2. Add your library to the app and open its digital collection.
  3. In your library's digital collection, look for an available title. You can:
    • Browse the titles on the home page.
    • Use the menu at the top of the page to browse categories.
    • Run a search.
  4. When you find a title that looks interesting, tap it, then tap Borrow.
    Borrow button on a title's jacket. See instructions above.
    Or, tap more to view the title's details page. From here, tap Borrow.
    If prompted, sign into your library.
    The borrow button on a title's details page. See instructions above.
  5. Find titles you've borrowed on your Checkouts page (under your Account). From here, you can:
    • Select Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to go to Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.
    • Select Add to app to add eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos to your app Bookshelf.

      Note: Because streaming videos are streamed and not downloaded, you'll still need an internet connection to watch them once they're added to the app.
    • Select Read to open an eBook in your Safari browser, without downloading it to the OverDrive app. To learn more, visit our help articles about OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader.
    • Select Listen to open an audiobook in your Safari browser, without downloading it to the OverDrive app. To learn more, visit our help articles about OverDrive Listen.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018 02:21PM EDT