How to use the ebook reader in OverDrive for Windows 8/10

You might like the Libby app—the easiest way to borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. Get started with Libby on Android, iOS, or in your browser, or learn more about it.

You can use the OverDrive app to read borrowed ebooks on your Windows 8 or 10 device.

Note: If you'd rather read ebooks in your browser, you can use OverDrive Read instead.

Once you've borrowed and downloaded an ebook in the app, go to the app home screen, then click or tap the ebook to start reading.

How to use the ebook reader:

  • To move forward or backward in the book: To go to the next page, click or tap the right side of the screen, or swipe to the left on a touchscreen.
    To go to the previous page, click or tap the left side of the screen, or swipe to the right on a touchscreen.
  • To look up a word in the dictionary: Tap and hold a word. You can also look it up on Wikipedia or Google.
    Dictionary pop up. See instructions above
  • To display the reader menu: Click or tap the middle of the screen.
    Reader menu. See instructions above
  • To change the ebook's layout, font size, line spacing, and more: Click or tap Settings.
  • To return to the app's home screen: Open the reader menu, then click or tap the back arrow in the top-left corner.
Last Updated: 09 February 2021 12:51 PM