Borrowing titles 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 get ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos from your library.

How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app

  1. Install the OverDrive app from the Windows Store 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 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 beneath an available title. See instructions above.
  4. Choose a lending period for the title (if available).
    Then, select Borrow again.
  5. After you borrow the title, 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 in browser to play streaming videos in your web browser.
    • Some titles (like magazines and read-along ebooks) can only be read in your web browser. For these titles, select Read now in browser to be taken out of the app and into your web 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, select books icon at any time to go to your Loans page.

Last Updated: 26 March 2021 08:23 AM