OverDrive

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search overdrive.dbrl.org or use the OverDrive app to find and download your favorite titles.

FAQs

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.

eBooks: See the “Returning and removing eBooks” section of OverDrive’s help pages and select the instructions for your device or computer.

Audiobooks: See the “Returning and removing audiobooks” section of OverDrive’s help pages and select the instructions for your device or 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.

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