You can quickly tell which titles are available and which ones you can place on hold by the format icon in the top-right corner of a cover image. If a title isn’t available, the icon will be greyed out.
How borrowing works
Borrowing and reading titles is much easier. It takes only a few seconds to find a title and start reading. Accessing any borrowed title from your Bookshelf only requires a few clicks or taps.
eBooks: Click Borrow then Go to Bookshelf (you may be prompted to sign in) to read the title in your browser or download. If you want additional borrowing options, select a different format from the Bookshelf on your Account page.
Additional formats (your library may offer audiobooks, video, or music): Select the title you want, click (or tap) Borrow, then download it from your Bookshelf.
For the best user experience, we recommend using Google Chrome for OverDrive Read.
What is a Google Chrome Frame plugin? If you’re using Internet Explorer, you may need to install the Google Chrome Frame plugin. It’s free software that installs in moments. If you need the Chrome plugin, you will be prompted when you try to open an eBook.
How does OverDrive Read work? Once you’ve borrowed a title, click the Read button next to a supported eBook on your bookshelf to open it in a new tab or window. For more on how use OverDrive Read, check out our help site for a more detailed guide.
From your Account page, you can view your Holds, Lists (Wish List, Rated titles, and Recommendations for you), and change your lending period(s) from the Settings page.
Click the ribbon below a title to add or remove it from your Wish List.
The Menu bar is available from any page—just click the icon to expand or collapse it.
You can drill down search results by subject, rating, language, and more.