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Library e-book and audio book app: OverDrive

OverDrive app 

The OverDrive app features mean you can:

  • download e-books and audio books direct to your device (tablet or smartphone)
  • browse or search the catalogue
  • return audio and ebooks early
  • avoid late fees as e-books and audio books expire automatically

Compatible devices

These are the devices that are compatible with the OverDrive app:

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

Get the OverDrive app

You can either download Overdrive from the website, or download the app straight to your device.

Download from OverDrive website

Visit the OverDrive console installation pageand pick the device you want to download the app for.

Download straight to your device (mobile, tablet or MP3 player)

Follow these steps to download OverDrive to your device:

  1. On your device click on the App Store, or Play Store (or wherever you find your apps), search for OverDrive 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).
  3. Once you have signed up, return to the app and enter your ID to continue downloading OverDrive Media Console
  4. 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

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