OverDrive Read allows you to take notes and highlight sections of text in an eBook. That way, you can go back to your favorite sections or jot down your thoughts on a particularly moving passage.

If you make notes and highlights when you're reading offline, they should save and sync once you connect to the internet again on that device.

Here's how it works:

Click or tap and hold a word until the highlighter pops up. Drag the cursor to select more than just one word.

Dictionary, highlighter, and note-taking options. See instructions above

Then, you can:

  • Click or tap Define to look up the highlighted word in the dictionary. In this panel, you can also choose to look up the word or phrase on overdrive.com, Wikipedia, Google, or Google Translate.
  • Click or tap Search to find other places where the word (or phrase) appears in the book.
  • Click or tap Highlight to see highlighter and note-taking options. Choose between three highlighter colors and, optionally, select Note to write something about the passage.
    Highlighter options. See instructions above

Where to find bookmarks, highlighted passages, and notes

Bookmarks, highlighted passages, and notes are saved in the Bookmarks section of the menu. From there, you can select a bookmark, highlight, or note to open that page of the eBook.

Note: To open the menu on a mobile device, tap the middle of the screen first, then tap the menu icon.

Slide or click-and-drag from right to left on an entry to reveal the Remove button for it.

Last Updated: May 19, 2017 02:21PM EDT