Getting started with the OverDrive app

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You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles from your library. The OverDrive app is available for Android, Chromebooks, iOS, Fire tablets, and Windows 8/10.

Step 1

Install the OverDrive app from your device's app store or from overdrive.com/apps/overdrive.

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to sign in (or sign up) using your library card or a free OverDrive account. Learn which sign-in option is right for you.

If you're under 13, you can use one of the under-13 sign-in options.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, find your library's digital collection (see specific steps for Android [including Fire tablets], Chromebooks, iOS, or Windows 8/10).

Once you've found it, click or tap the collection name to start browsing. This will also automatically save the collection to your library list in the app.

Step 4

Borrow a title (you'll need to sign into your library to complete this step).

Step 5

After you borrow a title, you can:

  • Select Read now with Kindle (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.
  • Select Download to download EPUB ebooks and MP3 audiobooks to the app Bookshelf.
  • Select Add to bookshelf to add streaming videos to the app Bookshelf (Android, Chromebooks, and iOS only) or Watch now in browser to open them right in your web browser (most other devices).
  • Select Read now in browser to open magazines, read-alongs, or MediaDo Reader ebooks right in your web browser.
  • Close the pop-up window to keep browsing and borrowing.

To see all of your borrowed titles, select books icon to go to your library Loans page.

To open the titles you downloaded or added to the app, go to your app Bookshelf.

Last Updated: 06 May 2021 11:27 AM