Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Wait! Don't bin that library card.

Experience Magic - Only at your local Library

Borrow eBooks, audio books, and more from your local public library- anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card.

OverDrive makes borrowing books from the library easy

Getting started with OverDrive

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free e-Books, audio books, and more from your library or school's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card or student ID, and these three steps:

1. Find your library

Find and open your library or school's digital collection using one of the following:
  • Libby app (recommended for public library users on Android, iOS, or Windows 10 devices)
  • The original OverDrive app (for all other library or school users on Android, Chromebook, iOS, Kindle Fire, or Windows 8/10 devices)
  • (for any user on a Windows or Mac computer)

If you don't see your library or school on, that may mean they aren't purchasing digital titles through OverDrive yet. Ask a library staff member or a teacher at your school to visit the company website for more information about building a digital collection through OverDrive.

You can also browse the website of your local library. The best place to look would be in the e-Books tab to see if they are purchasing digital titles through Overdrive. 

2. Borrow
  • Borrow a title from your library or school's digital collection. You'll need a valid library card or student ID to complete this step.

3. Enjoy

You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed e-Books to a Kindle device for the duration of your lending period.

You can also transfer titles from your computer to compatible eReaders or MP3 players.

Compatible with these devices:

  • Android
  • Apple devices
  • Chromebook
  • eReaders
  • Kindle
  • Kobo
  • Libby
  • Mac
  • MP3 players
  • NOOK
  • OverDrive account
  • OverDrive Listen
  • OverDrive Read
  • Streaming video
  • Windows
  • Windows 10 Mobile

Libraries are the place to be!