All OverDrive titles are listed in our catalog, so you can search for your favorite title, author or subject in the catalog. OverDrive also allows you to browse their collections. If you want to browse, go directly to OverDrive.
To get started, you'll need your library card and PIN, a computer with Internet access, and, for devices other than a Kindle, free software.
Software requirements for Kindles:
No additional software is required.
Software requirements for ebooks on computers and ereaders (other than Kindle):
Adobe Digital Editions is required. You will have to activate your copy of Adobe Reader before downloading your ebook.
Software requirements for ebooks on smartphones and iPads:
OverDrive Media Console is required. You can find it in your app store.
Download times will vary with the length of the book and the speed of your Internet connection.
You do not have to do anything to return your ebooks. When the loan period ends, the files become unplayable and are automatically considered returned. eBooks can be returned before the loan period expires if you would like to do so. To return an ebook early on a Kindle:
After the checkout period expires, the file is automatically checked back in. You don't need to do anything. A copy of the ebook will remain on your computer and any device if you have transferred it. The copy will not open or play after the checkout period ends. You can delete the copy just like you would delete a file from your computer.
You can delete the files from your computer at any time, but they will still be considered "checked out" to you for the entire check out period. You can return eBooks early, usingthe instructions above.
OverDrive offers several eBook formats: Kindle, EPUB and PDF. Mot devices are copmpatible with at least one of these formats. Here is a printable list of devices compatible with OverDrive that explains which eReaders work with OverDrive ebooks.
For the most up-to-date information, check the compatibility list on the OverDrive website.
At this time, if you are using a Kindle or the OverDrive Media Console app, you can download from the library or anywhere else with Internet access. Devices using Adobe Digital Editions do require a dedicated computer so it's best to try that from home or work.