Download an eBook?

The Library utilizes a service from Overdrive to help easily deliver digital books, or ebooks, to your smartphone or tablet. In order to use the service, please sign up for an account on their website (it’s free!).

Android

Install the Overdrive app from the Play Store

  • Click on the link below to download the app from Google Play Store
  • Tap on “Install
  • Tap on “Accept” in the window that pops up
  • Tap on “Open” to run the app

Signing in for the first time

  • In the Overdrive app, tap on “Sign In
  • In the next window, enter in the e-mail address and password you used to initially create your account with Overdrive
  • Make sure that “Remeber Me” is checked
  • Tap on “Sign In

Downloading an eBook

  • In the Overdrive app, find your library’s website by swiping on the screen from left to right to open the Home menu. Then tap on Add a library
  • You can either enter in the name of the library or tap on Browse for libraries
  • Once the library is added, go back to the Home menu and tap on the library name at the top of the menu. This will bring you to the library’s website for eBooks
  • You may need to sign into the library’s website in order to download books. Do this by tapping on Sign In. When the new page loads, start typing in the name of the library and a list should appear of matching libraries. Choose the correct library from the list, and then enter your library card number and password in the fields below. Tap the Sign In button to complete the process
  • Tap on the magnifying glass to search for a book, or tap on the menu icon mobile-toggle-orange to browse by category.
  • Once you find the book you are looking for, tap on the image and then tap on Borrow. On the next page, tap on Download and select the format you would like to download
    • If you select Kindle, the link will bring you to the Amazon check out page. If necessary, sign in to Amazon, choose the device you want the book delivered to, and then click Get Library Book. If you do not have the Kindle app installed, download it from the Play Store and sign in with your Amazon account. Perform a sync to download the eBook you selected to your device
    • If you select Adobe epub file, the book will be automatically downloaded into the Overdrive app
  • You can view your bookshelf by swiping from left to right on your screen, and choosing Bookshelf from the menu

IOS

Install the Overdrive app from the App Store

      • Click on the link below to download the app from iTunes/App Store
      • Tap on  IL_CloudArrow
      • You may need to enter in your iTunes password in order to download the app
      • Tap on “Open” to run the app

Signing in for the first time

      • In the Overdrive app, tap on “Sign In
      • In the next window, enter in the e-mail address and password you used to initially create your account with Overdrive
      • Make sure that “Remeber Me” is checked
      • Tap on “Sign In

Downloading an eBook

  • In the Overdrive app, find your library’s website by swiping on the screen from left to right to open the Home menu. Then tap on Add a library
  • You can either enter in the name of the library or tap on Browse for libraries
  • Once the library is added, go back to the Home menu and tap on the library name at the top of the menu. This will bring you to the library’s website for eBooks
  • You may need to sign into the library’s website in order to download books. Do this by tapping on Sign In. When the new page loads, start typing in the name of the library and a list should appear of matching libraries. Choose the correct library from the list, and then enter your library card number and password in the fields below. Tap the Sign In button to complete the process
  • Tap on the magnifying glass to search for a book, or tap on the menu icon mobile-toggle-orange to browse by category.
  • Once you find the book you are looking for, tap on the image and then tap on Borrow. On the next page, tap on Download and select the format you would like to download
    • If you select Kindle, the link will bring you to the Amazon check out page. If necessary, sign in to Amazon, choose the device you want the book delivered to, and then click Get Library Book. If you do not have the Kindle app installed, download it from the iTunes/App Store and sign in with your Amazon account. Perform a sync to download the eBook you selected to your device
    • If you select Adobe epub file, the book will be automatically downloaded into the Overdrive app
  • You can view your bookshelf by swiping from left to right on your screen, and choosing Bookshelf from the menu

Kindle

Install the app from the Amazon App Store

  • Click on the link below to download the app from the Amazon App Store
  • Tap “Free” and then “Get App” to download
  • Tap on “Open” to run the app

Signing in for the first time

  • In the Overdrive app, tap on “Sign In
  • In the next window, enter in the e-mail address and password you used to initially create your account with Overdrive
  • Make sure that “Remeber Me” is checked
  • Tap on “Sign In

Downloading an eBook

  • In the Overdrive app, find your library’s website by swiping on the screen from left to right to open the Home menu. Then tap on Add a library
  • You can either enter in the name of the library or tap on Browse for libraries
  • Once the library is added, go back to the Home menu and tap on the library name at the top of the menu. This will bring you to the library’s website for eBooks
  • You may need to sign into the library’s website in order to download books. Do this by tapping on Sign In. When the new page loads, start typing in the name of the library and a list should appear of matching libraries. Choose the correct library from the list, and then enter your library card number and password in the fields below. Tap the Sign In button to complete the process
  • Tap on the magnifying glass to search for a book, or tap on the menu icon mobile-toggle-orange to browse by category.
  • Once you find the book you are looking for, tap on the image and then tap on Borrow. On the next page, tap on Download and select the format you would like to download
    • If you select Kindle, the link will bring you to the Amazon check out page. If necessary, sign in to Amazon, choose the device you want the book delivered to, and then click Get Library Book. Perform a sync to download the eBook you selected to your device
    • If you select Adobe epub file, the book will be automatically downloaded into the Overdrive app
  • You can view your bookshelf by swiping from left to right on your screen, and choosing Bookshelf from the menu
If your device is not listed, please click here to get additional help from Overdrive


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