You can use the OverDrive app to quickly find and get ebooks and audiobooks from your library on your Chromebook.

Use the sections below to learn how to install the OverDrive app and borrow digital titles from your library.

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

How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app

  1. Install the OverDrive app from the Chrome Web Store or Google Play. The first time you open the app, you'll be prompted to 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 select Borrow.
    Or, click 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. Choose a lending period for the title (if available).
    Then, tap Borrow again.
  5. After you borrow the title, you can:
    • Select Read now with Kindle Book (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.
    • Some titles (like magazines and read-along ebooks) 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 Chrome browser to read them. These titles are not added to your Bookshelf in the OverDrive app.
    • Close the pop-up window to keep browsing and borrowing.

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

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How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app

  1. Install the OverDrive app from the Chrome Web Store or Google Play. The first time you open the app, you'll be prompted to 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, click or tap on it, then select Borrow.
    The borrow button on an available title
    Or, select more to view the title's details page. From here, select Borrow.
    If prompted, sign into your library.
    The borrow button on a title's details page
  5. Find titles you've borrowed on your Checkouts page (under your Account). From here, you can:

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Last Updated: Nov 08, 2018 04:36PM EST