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 interested in or able to use Libby? For help borrowing digital titles with the original OverDrive app, choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.

You can use the OverDrive app to find and get eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos from your library or school.

If you don't want to install an app, you can read eBooks and listen to audiobooks in your web browser instead. Visit these help articles to learn more: Getting started with OverDrive Read and Getting started with OverDrive Listen.

How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app

  1. Install the OverDrive app and sign in.
  2. Add your library to the app and open its digital collection.
  3. Find an available title in your library's collection and tap Borrow.
    Or, tap the title's jacket to open its details page and learn more about it.
    If prompted, sign into your library.
    The borrow button for an available title. See instructions above.
  4. To see all your options for borrowed titles, tap books icon to open your Loans page. From there, you can:
    • Select Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to go to Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.
    • Download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks to your app Bookshelf.
    • Select Watch now to add streaming videos to your app Bookshelf.

      Note: Because streaming videos are streamed and not downloaded, you'll still need an internet connection to watch them once they're added to the app.
    • Some eBooks, like read-alongs, can only be read in your web browser. For these titles, tap Read now in browser to be taken out of the app and into your web browser to read them. These books are not added to your Bookshelf in the OverDrive app.

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You can use the OverDrive app to find and get eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos from your library or school.

If you don't want to install an app, you can read eBooks and listen to audiobooks in your web browser instead. Visit these help articles to learn more: Getting started with OverDrive Read and Getting started with OverDrive Listen.

How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app

  1. Install the OverDrive app and sign in.
  2. Add your library to the app and open its digital collection.
  3. In your library's digital collection, look for an available title. You can:
    • Browse the titles on the home page.
    • Use the menu at the top of the page to browse categories.
    • Run a search.
  4. When you find a title that looks interesting, tap it, then tap Borrow.
    Borrow button on a title's jacket
    Or, tap more to view the title's details page. From here, tap Borrow.
    If prompted, sign into your library.
    The borrow button on a title details page
  5. Find titles you've borrowed on your Checkouts page (under your Account). From here, you can:
    • Select Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to go to Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.
    • Select Add to app to add eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos to your app Bookshelf.

      Note: Because streaming videos are streamed and not downloaded, you'll still need an internet connection to watch them once they're added to the app.
    • Select Read to open an eBook in your web browser, without downloading it to the OverDrive app. To learn more, visit our help articles about OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader.
    • Select Listen to open an audiobook in your web browser, without downloading it to the OverDrive app. To learn more, visit our help articles about OverDrive Listen.

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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017 09:46AM EDT