Getting started with OverDrive
With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card and these three steps:
- Browse. Use the library finder on overdrive.com or in OverDrive’s app to find your library or school’s digital collection and browse for titles.
- Borrow. Use your library card number to borrow a title. Titles you’ve borrowed will appear on your Bookshelf under your Account.
Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. See getting started with periodicals for more help.
- Enjoy! On your Bookshelf, you’ll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser using OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader), Play (stream a video in your browser), and Download(available for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and some videos).
To take advantage of this service throught the Stowell Library you will need to: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your card number and password. You may also come into the library or call 543-3644 during library hours and request this information.
Go to: www.overdrive.com scroll down to the very bottom of the page and check out the “Using Overdrive” topics. You will need to download the Overdrive App. There is a lot of information under the various topics. Choose from the help menu for your specific device.
Help is also available on: http://nhdbooks.blogspot.com/
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Parents, if you want to preview books for kids before downloading go to “Common Sense Media”. It’s a website that allows you to preview books for kids.