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You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library or school. The OverDrive app is available for Android, Chromebooks, iOS, Fire tablets, and Windows 8/10.

Step 1

Install the OverDrive app from your device's app store or from app.overdrive.com.

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, find your library or school's digital collection (see specific steps for Android [including Fire tablets], Chromebooks, iOS, or Windows 8/10).

Once you've found it, click or tap the collection name to start browsing. This will also automatically save the collection to your library list in the app.

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 or school to complete this step).

Step 5

After you borrow a title, you can:

  • Select Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.
  • Select Download to download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks to the app Bookshelf.
  • Select Add to bookshelf to add streaming videos to the app Bookshelf (Android and iOS only) or Watch now in browser to open them right in your web browser (most other devices).
  • Select Read now in browser to open magazines, read-alongs, or MediaDo Reader eBooks right in your web browser.
  • Close the pop-up window to keep browsing and borrowing.

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

To open the titles you downloaded or added to the app, go to your app Bookshelf.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

  • Select Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.
  • Select Add to app to add EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to the OverDrive app.
  • Select Add to app to add streaming videos to the app Bookshelf (Android and iOS only) or select Play to open them right in your web browser (most other devices).
  • Select Read to open and read OverDrive Read and MediaDo Reader eBooks right in your web browser.
  • Select Listen to open and play OverDrive Listen audiobooks right in your web browser.
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2018 04:59PM EDT