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OverDrive App

Borrow ebooks from your local public library using the OverDrive app. Visit the OverDrive website to learn more and download the app. Then follow these tips to add your library and start reading books on your iPad.

Add a Library

    • Tap OVERDRIVE app
    • Tap Home menu (upper left) or swipe screen to the right
    • Tap ADD A LIBRARY
    • Tap SEARCH
    • Type the postal code, then tap SEARCH
    • Tap the name of the library
    • Beneath “Library Systems”, tap the name of the library

Sign in to Library

    • Tap Home menu
    • Tap name of the library
    • Tap SIGN IN
    • Enter the Library Card Number
    • Enter the PIN
    • Tap SIGN IN

Browse Book Collections

    • Tap MENU (upper right of screen)
    • Tap a category beneath “Featured Collections”, “eBook Fiction” or “eBook Nonfiction”

Search for a Book

    • Tap within SEARCH field
    • Type the book title or author name
    • Tap SEARCH key

Read the Book Description

    • Tap the book
    • Tap MORE
    • Swipe upwards to view the Description

Place a Hold on a Book

    • Tap the book
    • Tap PLACE A HOLD
    • Enter your email address twice, then tap PLACE A HOLD

Two Options for Borrowing a Book

OPTION 1: Safari App (*may not be available offline)

Borrow a Book to Read with Safari Browser
  • Tap BORROW
  • Tap READ (In Your Browser)
  • The book automatically displays in Safari app

Create a Shortcut for Borrowed Book
  • Tap SHARE icon
  • Tap ADD TO HOME SCREEN
  • Tap ADD

OPTION 2: Kindle App

Borrow a Book to Read with Kindle App
  • Tap BORROW
  • Tap DOWNLOAD
  • Tap KINDLE BOOK
  • Tap CONFIRM & DOWNLOAD
  • Tap GET Library Book
  • Enter your Amazon account email address and password
  • Tap SIGN IN
  • Tap CONTINUE
  • Tap Home menu

Read a Borrowed Book in the Kindle App
  • Tap KINDLE app
  • Wait until the book downloads
  • Tap the book

Return a Book
  • Tap ACCOUNT (upper right of screen)
  • Tap BOOKSHELF
  • Tap RETURN TITLE