OverDrive is an online collection of downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eVideos.
Anyone who wants the convenience of downloading digital media and using it on their home computer or portable device.
Go to the Pioneer OverDrive website and click on My Help!
Yes. You will need your Library Card number to download OverDrive materials to your home computer.
No. OverDrive items must be read, watched, or listened to on the computer to which they were originally downloaded. Therefore, they are not suitable for shared public computers such as library computers.
Yes. The majority of our OverDrive eAudiobooks are in a secure WMA format. These are compatible with a wide range of portable devices, including portable music players, portable media centers, Pocket PCs, and even select smartphone devices. For more information, see the Device Resource Center. Note that the titles in the secure WMA format will not play on iPods or iPhones.
Selected OverDrive eAudiobooks are available in an MP3 format. These will play on most portable music player including iPods and iPhones.
Some OverDrive eAudiobooks can be burned to a CD. The information for each title will tell you if it can be burned to a CD or not.
See the OverDrive Audio Book FAQ for information about transferring your audio book to a portable device.
eBooks and Mobipocket eBooks can be returned at anytime during the checkout period. Downloadable eAudiobooks and eVideos will automatically be turned in at the end of the checkout period and cannot be turned in early. Even though the title is returned and will no longer play after the end of the checkout period, the file remains on your computer and must be manually deleted.
You can have up to five OverDrive items checked out at a time.
Yes. Most OverDrive titles are limited to one user at a time. If the title you want to use is checked out, you may place a hold on it by clicking the Place Hold link. When the title is turned it, you will receive an email notifying you that it is available.
If you are interested in OverDrive, you might find the following databases useful: