How to use the ebook reader in OverDrive for Chromebook

The OverDrive app for Chromebook can only be used in select countries. If you can't use the OverDrive app, we encourage you to try our newer reading app, Libby. Get started with Libby.

Once you've borrowed and downloaded an ebook in the OverDrive app, go to your app Bookshelf, then 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.

    To go to the previous page, click or tap the left side of the screen.
  • To look up a word in the dictionary: Click (or tap) and hold a word, then select the magnifying glass. You can also look it up on Wikipedia using the drop-down menu below the search field.
  • To open a hyperlink: Click (or tap) and hold the link.
  • To see your progress and access more reader options: Click or tap the middle of the screen.
    Diagram of the ebook reader with each button numbered (from left to right, top to bottom). The list below describes each button.
    Reader options (based on the numbered image above) include:
    1. Return to Bookshelf
    2. Settings
    3. Add a bookmark
    4. Title menu (includes an overview, table of contents, and saved bookmarks)
    5. Reading progress
Last Updated: 03 July 2024 11:05 AM