OverDrive Read allows you to take notes and highlight sections of text in an eBook. That way, you can go back to your favorite sections or jot down your thoughts on a particularly moving passage.

If you make notes and highlights when you're reading offline, they should save and sync once you connect to the internet again on that device.

Here's how it works:

Click or tap and hold a word until the highlighter pops up. Drag the cursor to select more than just one word.

Click or tap Define to look up the highlighted word in the dictionary. Click or tap Highlight to see highlighter and note-taking options. Click or tap Search to find other places where the word (or phrase) appears in the book.

Dictionary, highlighter, and note-taking options. See instructions above

There are three color choices for the highlighter. Select the one you like best. If you don't want to change your highlighter color or add a note, click or tap anywhere outside of the highlighter options. You can also select the X on your chosen color to cancel the highlight.

Highlighter options. See instructions above

To take a note, click or tap Note.

Note-taking option. See instructions above

Bookmarks, highlighted passages, and notes are saved in the Bookmarks section of the OverDrive Read menu. From there, you can select a bookmark, highlight, or note to open that section of the eBook.

Note: To open the menu on a mobile device, tap the middle of the screen first, then tap the menu icon.

Bookmarks section of the OverDrive Read menu
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2017 09:50AM EST