Skip Navigation

Library e-book and audio book app

The Dorset County libraries e-book and audio book app lets you browse all the titles available to members of Dorset libraries on your compatible device. The app is free to download and lets you to read or listen to your title without being connected to the internet.

Overdrive app features

  • You can download audio and ebooks direct to your device (tablet or smartphone)
  • Browse or search the catalogue
  • You can return audio and ebooks early
  • Audio and ebooks automatically expire so no late fees

Compatible devices:

  • Android™
  • BlackBerry®
  • iOS (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch®)
  • Windows® Phone 7

Installation options:

Download from Overdrive website

Visit the overdrive console installation page (opens in a new window) and pick the device you wish to download the app for.


Download straight from your mobile device

1. On your mobile device click on the app store then search for the "OverDrive Media Console" and select to download it
2. You will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID (opens in a new window).  If you do not already have an Adobe ID, click a large yellow button to sign up (opens in a new window). Once you have signed up, return to the app and enter your ID to continue downloading OverDrive Media Console
3. Once Media Console has been downloaded, there is information about how to use OverDrive (opens in a new window)

How to download ebooks and audiobooks

  1. Click on the "Get Books" button on the top right of the main app screen
  2. You will be prompted to add a library from a list - select your local library by adding a star
  3. The button will then read "Source Added".  Click on this button to take you to the OverDrive website (opens in a new window)
  4. You will be prompted to login using your library account number
  5. Browse through the ebooks and audiobooks and add your desired item(s) to your basket
  6. When ready "Proceed to Checkout"
  7. Downloading items will redirect you to the OverDrive app
  8. E-books will immediately be available to read within the OverDrive app
  9. Audiobooks download in parts, but as soon as one part is downloaded, you can start listening right away
Powered by GOSS iCM