How do I use OverDrive?
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2017     Views: 189

How do I use OverDrive?

Our OverDrive collection has both eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, which you can enjoy on most computers and devices.  Here's what you need to do to use OverDrive:
 

Get Set Up:

Sign up for an OverDrive account
You must do so with an email and password.  To create an account, fill in the boxes under "Enter your details."  Be sure to verify the account.
Sign in to OverDrive
For the best user experience, always sign in to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library OverDrive website with an OverDrive account email and password.  Signing in with a library card number and PIN causes download errors.
Choose an eBook format
The OverDrive app requires EPUB format.  The app is compatible with most tablets, phones, and computers.

Get Books:

If you are using a tablet, phone or computer:
Install the OverDrive app: iOS / Android / Kindle Fire / PC / Mac / Chromebook
For best results, use the OverDrive app and the OverDrive website to borrow and download eBooks and audiobooks.  The website and app were created to manage OverDrive content.
Borrow and download eBooks and audiobooks: iOS / AndroidKindle Fire / Computers & laptops
Holds: Placing / Canceling
Available holds cannot be downloaded from the library catalog.  Sign in to OverDrive to download.
Return books early
If you are using an eReader:
Use a computer to browse and check out eBooks
Download and transfer eBooks to: Kindle / Nook / Sony / Kobo
Holds: Placing / Canceling
Available holds cannot be downloaded from the library catalog.  Sign in to OverDrive to download.
Return books early on Amazon (For Kindle Paperwhite and Voyage.)
Return books early with Adobe Digital Editions

If you have further questions about using OverDrive, please contact us.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2017     Views: 189

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