The new OverDrive is a completely refreshed website and app experience that makes your digital library faster and easier to use than ever before.
You'll know that you're using the new OverDrive if titles in your library's digital collection look like this:
The new OverDrive is a faster, easier digital library experience. Enhancements include:
Titles now have easy-to-understand availability banners, as well as action links that let you borrow or place holds right away:
You can still search and filter to find specific titles or authors in your library's digital collection.
We've also added a new Subjects link and a Collections menu, so you can browse all subjects or explore featured content at your library.
If you don't want to see titles for certain audiences while you browse or search the digital collection, you can set account-level audience filters. For example, you might want to set account-level audience filters if you only want your children to see juvenile and YA titles.
Note: The new "audience filters" setting replaces the old "maturity levels" setting.
With the new OverDrive, you can sign into your library with your library card, your OverDrive account, or your Facebook account. You can use the same OverDrive or Facebook account to sign into multiple libraries (as long as each library has switched to the new OverDrive). Learn more about your sign-in options here.
You can still choose your own default lending periods for the digital formats offered by your library.
If you want to extend or shorten a lending period for just one title (without changing the lending period for the whole format), you can now do that before you borrow the title.
After you borrow a title, you can open, download, or add it to the app right away.
Click or tap to go right to your Loans page and find all of your borrowed titles.
If you only want to see the Kindle Book format for borrowed eBooks, you can make Kindle your reading preference. Learn more about the Kindle preference here.
Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only.
Your History page (under ) automatically lists the titles you borrow.
You can also manually add titles to, or remove them from, your history. For example, you can add a print book you read, or remove an audiobook you didn't finish.
Other improved features
After you've placed your first hold (or signed into your library with an OverDrive or Facebook account), we'll remember your email address, and you won't be prompted for it again when you place holds in the future. This way, you can place holds in just one click. You can always edit your email address(es) for hold notifications if you'd like to use a different address.
Holds are automatically borrowed for you as soon as they're available. If you'd like to turn automatic hold checkout off, you can do so for your entire account, instead of individual holds.
If your library allows you to recommend titles for their digital collection, you'll see a selection of titles you can instantly recommend at the bottom of your search results (or, click See all to see more titles you can recommend).