OverDrive offers eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded to your computer, e-reader or an Android or Apple device via the OverDrive app.
How do I get it?
- You will need your library card number and PIN (birthdate in the MMDDYYYY format). Depending on whether you plan to read or listen to books on a computer, e-reader, tablet or mobile device, the software or app you need to use OverDrive varies.
- Visit OverDrive’s getting started page, and scroll down to select instructions for your device or computer, including Android tablets and smartphones, Apple devices like iPads and iPhones, Kindle e-readers and more.
- Search overdrive.dbrl.org or use the OverDrive app to find and download your favorite titles.
How many items can I check out at a time?
Borrow up to 10 titles at a time and return them early if you want. You can place up to 7 titles on hold.
How long can I keep the items I borrow from OverDrive?
Keep items for 7, 14 or 21 days – you can set your default preferences in your OverDrive account settings. You can also choose the lending period for individual items when you check out.
Can I return items early?
Yes. The procedures for returning items vary depending on whether you are using the OverDrive app, a Kindle device or Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
Can I read or listen to what I borrow on more than one device?
Yes. You can sign into a total of six devices using the same OverDrive account or Adobe ID. Creating an OverDrive account allows you to download and read DRM-protected eBooks on smartphones, tablets and computers. When you sign into your OverDrive account in the OverDrive app (or Adobe Digital Editions, if you’re on a Windows or Mac computer), it will automatically “authorize” your device so you can download the eBooks and audiobooks you’ve checked out.