Help with Overdrive

Getting started with OverDrive

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library or school’s digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card or student ID, and these three steps:

1. Browse



2. Borrow

Use your library card or student ID to borrow a title. Titles you’ve borrowed will appear on your Bookshelf under your Account.

Screenshot of the Borrow button on a title details page
Note: Magazines and newspapers work a little differently than other digital titles. See getting started with periodicals for more help.

3. Enjoy

On your Bookshelf, you’ll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser using OverDrive Reador MediaDo Reader), Play (stream a video in your browser), and Download (available for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and some videos).

Screenshot of the Read button for a borrowed eBookTo see these steps in action, watch our OverDrive overview video for libraries or schools.

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides below.

LAST UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 04:41PM EST

3 Responses to “Help with Overdrive”

  1. guess says:

    Every time I call no one answer the phone. It is 1:14pm and it is suppose to be open. Please help. Is not the first time either.

    • Mary Wilson says:

      The main phone number at 250 Broadway is 973-321-1223. To reach the main office call 973-321-1217 for assistance. I have noticed sometimes search engines do not have the correct information in the map block.
      Mary Wilson, Assistant Library Director

    • Mary Wilson says:

      You know, I should have just asked for you to set me your phone number and a good time to get a callback. If that suits you just send a reply.
      Mary Wilson

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