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

Publishers decide the digital rights for their titles. Digital rights (permissions) outline what you can and cannot do with a borrowed title.

The new OverDrive only shows digital rights information for streaming videos (since those permissions vary the most). Learn about video permissions here.

Publishers decide the digital rights for their titles. Digital rights (permissions) outline what you can and cannot do with a borrowed title.

How to find digital rights information

There are two places you can see the digital rights information for a title.

  1. Check your library's digital collection website.
    • Tap or mouse over a title, then click more to bring up its details page.
    • From there, look for the heading "Digital Rights Information" to see the permissions.
  2. If you have already downloaded a title, you can find the permissions in OverDrive's desktop app or Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).
    • OverDrive: Select the desired title, then the Properties button, then the License tab.
    • ADE: In the "Library View," right-click (or control-click on a Mac) an eBook, then click Item Info to see the permissions.

Possible digital rights for audiobooks

  • Burn to CD: Burn an audiobook to CD.
  • Transfer to device: Transfer titles to a device. This may be limited to a set number of transfers.
  • Transfer to Apple device: Publishers can restrict transfer to Apple devices.
  • Public performance: Playing the title in a place open to the public.
  • File-sharing: Share the file with others over a public or private network.
  • Peer-to-peer usage: Distribute the file to others over a local or internet-based network.

Possible digital rights for eBooks

  • Copy Text: Select text to copy and paste. This may be restricted (example: 21 times every 7 days).
  • Print from Adobe: Select pages to print. This may be restricted (example: 21 times every 7 days).
  • File-sharing and redistribution: Share the file with others over a public or private network.

Possible digital rights for streaming videos

  • Expires: Once you start watching this video, it will expire from your library account after a set amount of time (like 48 hours), even if there are extra days left in your lending period.
  • View on browser: The publisher does (or does not) allow this video to be viewed in compatible web browsers on compatible devices.

    Note: Even if "view in browser" is permitted for the video you've selected, you may not be able to watch it in your browser on some devices. Certain devices, like those running Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), require the OverDrive app to watch some videos.

  • View on app: The publisher does (or does not) allow this video to be viewed in compatible versions of the OverDrive app, like OverDrive for Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch).
  • View on set top: The publisher does (or does not) allow this video to be viewed using set-top devices, like a Roku or Xbox.
  • Playback limited: You can only watch this video from certain geographic regions (like the United States or Canada), and/or you can only watch this video from a certain number of IP addresses.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 02:35PM EST