Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 352-5700

Welcome to the Next Generation
of Finkelstein Library’s Overdrive Digital Collection

We’ve made it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you love. The steps below are designed to answer your questions and help you get acquainted with the new experience.

How to find a title to borrow

From the Library's Overdrive homepage, there are several ways for you to find a title to enjoy.
  1. Select a cover image from any of the lists.

  2. Click a link from the Menu.

  3. Search for something you want.

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.

    Note: To download additional formats, you'll need to install OverDrive Media Console or Adobe Digital Editions.


Getting started with OverDrive Read (browser-based eBook reader)

OverDrive Read is a new in-browser eBook reader. It works just like any eBook reading app, except you don’t need to activate or install extra software.

What do I need to begin? All you need is a computer, tablet, or mobile device with a modern web browser. If you’d like to learn more about compatibility, please check out the OverDrive Read website.

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.

Other Notes

  • 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 pageā€”just click the icon to expand or collapse it.

  • You can drill down search results by subject, rating, language, and more.


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