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  • How to read eBooks on your Android device

    If you're just getting started with OverDrive on your Android device, we recommend that you use our new Libby app, which makes it easier than ever to read eBooks from your public library. Get started with Libby or learn more about it. Not interested in or able to use Libby? ...

    Jun 20, 2017 12:06PM EDT
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  • How to install OverDrive for Android

    With OverDrive for Android, you can find and borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library's digital collection. Here are some examples of popular devices that run Android and can use the OverDrive app: Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets Googl...

    Feb 03, 2017 03:16PM EST
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  • How to borrow and enjoy digital titles using an Android device

    If you're just getting started with digital titles on your Android device, we recommend that you use our new Libby app, which makes it easier than ever to borrow and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your public library. Get started with Libby or learn more about it. Not inter...

    Jul 17, 2017 11:27AM EDT
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  • What to do if files aren't downloading in OverDrive for Android

    If you're having trouble downloading part of a title (usually an audiobook), follow the steps below to connect to Wi-Fi, check to make sure downloading is turned on in the app, or go through additional troubleshooting steps. If any of these steps resolve your issue, there's no need to continue to...

    Jan 04, 2017 11:33AM EST
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  • What to do if a downloaded title is not properly added to the bookshel...

    After you borrow an eBook or audiobook, you need to tap Download (or Add to app) from your library account to download it to your Bookshelf in the OverDrive app. Titles do not automatically download to your app Bookshelf after you borrow them. If you tapped Download (or Add to app) and the title st...

    Mar 17, 2017 02:02PM EDT
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  • What formats work with Android devices?

    Supported formats eBooks OverDrive Read (may not be available within the OverDrive app) EPUB eBooks Kindle Books (U.S. only) MediaDo Reader Learn about the differences between eB...

    Jul 17, 2017 11:27AM EDT
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  • How to add a library in OverDrive for Android

    You can use the "Manage libraries" feature to find, save, and access your library in the OverDrive app. How to add a library In the OverDrive app, tap the icon in the top-left corner to open the Home menu. Tap Manage libraries. Tap the...

    Jan 09, 2017 10:56AM EST
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  • How to allow installation from "Unknown Sources" in Android

    By default, Android blocks the installation of apps that aren't downloaded from the Google Play store. If your device doesn't have access to Google Play, you'll need to allow installations from "Unknown Sources" in order to download the OverDrive app. Follow the steps below to change this setting...

    Mar 31, 2017 04:21PM EDT
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  • What to do if you get a "Security warning" error in Android ...

    If you're browsing a library's digital collection and you get a security warning like the one shown below, simply click Continue to add the security certificate to your browser's list of accepted sites. Sometimes the Android browser doesn't have access to the most up-to-date secur...

    May 05, 2017 03:09PM EDT
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  • What permissions are required to install OverDrive for Android, and wh...

    Whenever you install an Android app, it requests that you allow permission to access certain parts of the operating system on your device. The OverDrive app is safe to install and asks for some standard permissions so you can enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video on your device. O...

    Oct 14, 2016 10:13AM EDT
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