What is OverDrive?
OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. Every OverDrive collection is slightly different because each library or school picks the digital content they want for their users.
All you need to get started with free digital content from your library or school is a library card or student ID.
Explore the sections below to learn about some of the things you can do with OverDrive.
Libby (for public libraries)
If you belong to a public library, we recommend that you install the Libby app. Libby is the easiest way to borrow and enjoy digital content from your library.
Sora (for schools)
Our new Sora app is made just for students, and is available for most schools who use OverDrive.
The OverDrive app (for everyone)
If you can't use Libby or Sora (because of device or library/school compatibility), you can install the original OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital content on many devices.
On overdrive.com, you can:
- Explore all of the libraries and schools in the OverDrive network.
- Search OverDrive's catalog of over two million digital titles.
- Browse special collections curated by OverDrive librarians.
- Try samples of most titles.
- See which titles your library or school owns.
If you don't see your library or school on overdrive.com, they may not offer digital titles through OverDrive yet. Ask a library staff member or a teacher at your school to visit our company website to learn about building a digital collection through OverDrive.