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 magazines, listen to audiobooks, and watch streaming videos in your web browser instead. Visit these help articles to learn more: Getting started with OverDrive Read, Getting started with OverDrive Listen, and Getting started with streaming video from your library.

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 Windows 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 select Borrow.
    Or, click 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 beneath 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.
    • Select Watch now in browser to play streaming videos in your web browser.
    • Some titles (like magazines and read-along eBooks) can only be read in your web browser. For these titles, select Read now in browser to be taken out of the app and into your web browser to read them. These titles are not 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, select 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.

  1. Install the OverDrive app from the Windows 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 or mouse over it, then select Borrow.
    Borrow button on a title's jacket
    Or, select more to view the title's details page. From there, select Borrow.
    If prompted, sign into your library.
    Borrow button on the title details page
  5. Find titles you've borrowed on your Checkouts page (under your Account). From there, you can:

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018 03:22PM EDT