How to use overdrive.com

Overdrive.com lets you explore the entire OverDrive catalog of ebooks and audiobooks, then find them in your library's OverDrive collection (if available). You can also use the library finder to look for a library's OverDrive website.

Use the sections below to learn more about what you can do on overdrive.com.

Finding titles

Use the search bar at the top of the page to look for a specific title, series, or author. Or, select Browse our collection to search by subject or see lists of titles created by OverDrive librarians.

Click or tap a book's cover to view title details, read or listen to a sample, or find a link to the title in your library's OverDrive collection. Please note that each library builds their own OverDrive collection, so not all libraries have all titles.

Note: You won't find your loans and holds on overdrive.com. You'll need to visit your library's OverDrive collection to open or download your loans and edit your holds.

Finding a library

Select Find a library in the top-right corner to look for a library that has an OverDrive collection. You can view a map of libraries near you, or search for a library by name or location.

Once you find your library, select Website (in the left panel) or Visit library website (in a pin on the map) to go to their OverDrive collection. From there, you can browse and search the collection, sign in with your library card, and borrow titles.

If you can't find your library, it likely means they don't have a digital collection with OverDrive.

Creating an OverDrive account

Select Sign up in the top-right corner to create a free OverDrive account. An OverDrive account isn't required to borrow OverDrive titles, but you can use it to sign into overdrive.com and the OverDrive app.

With an OverDrive account, you can:

  • Save libraries to your account
  • Save searches on overdrive.com and easily rerun them
  • Get book recommendations from OverDrive

Learn more about OverDrive accounts.

Last Updated: 18 September 2020 04:42 PM