Getting started with OverDrive Read
With OverDrive Read, you can read borrowed ebooks and magazines right in your web browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required.
OverDrive Read is a browser-based reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running web browsers with HTML5 support.
To get started, open your web browser and borrow a title that's available in the OverDrive Read format from your library. Then, click or tap the Read now in browser button to begin reading it immediately using OverDrive Read.
Note: You won't see this reading option in the OverDrive app unless the title is only available in the OverDrive Read format.
The easiest way to see if OverDrive Read works on your device is to try it out using the sample below. Just click or tap the cover image.
You can read more about compatibility here.
OverDrive Read has many of the same features as popular reading apps and ebook readers, like the ability to add bookmarks, search for terms, add notes and highlights, look up words, and change the font. It also offers some extra features, like fixed-layout support for graphic-heavy titles and professional narration for some ebooks.
Whenever you return to an OverDrive Read ebook, whether it's during your current lending period or if you borrow the same ebook again in the future, your place, bookmarks, notes, and highlights will be saved.