You can use the OverDrive app to get eBooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, and periodicals from your library on your Android device.

Notes:

  • Android devices include many popular phones and tablets, like the Google Pixel, many Samsung phones and tablets, NOOK tablets (like the NOOK Tablet 7" and NOOK HD/HD+), Kobo tablets (like the Arc and Arc HD), HTC devices, Lenovo devices, LG devices, and more.
  • Some digital formats may not be available from all libraries.

Step 1

Download the OverDrive app from one of the following:

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to sign in (or sign up) using your library card, Facebook, or a free OverDrive account. Learn which sign-in option is right for you here.

If you're under 13, you can use one of the under-13 sign-in options.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, tap the icon in the top-left corner to open the Home menu. Tap Manage libraries, then tap + to find your library's digital collection.

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

Now, choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.

Step 4

Borrow a title (you'll need to sign into your library's digital collection to complete this step).

Step 5

Once you've borrowed a title, tap books icon to go to your Loans page and see your options for the title. From there, you can:

Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Step 4

Sign into your library's digital collection with your library card and borrow a title.

Note: Magazines and newspapers (U.S. only) 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 Google Play store. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your Account) in your library's digital collection. From there, you can:

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2017 10:41AM EST