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The City Library offers eBooks and Audiobooks from OverDrive.

eBooks and Audiobooks "check out" like regular library materials. You borrow them for a period of time, often 21 days, and when they are due back, they simply leave your device and become available for the next interested patron. Like other library items, The City Library has a limited number of digital materials—we order individual licenses, and if one patron is using an item, other patrons cannot check them out.

Finding eBooks in the Catalog

In general, all OverDrive eBook and downloadable audiobook titles can be found and checked out directly in The City Library's catalog. While browsing through search results, eBooks are marked with a tablet icon and downloadable audiobooks are marked with a computer and headphones icon . Using the catalog to search is a good option if you are looking for a particular title in any format: eBook, Audiobook, etc.

finding eBooks using the MOBILE apps

You can also browse The City Library's eBooks through the OverDrive or Libby app. This is a great option if you would just like to browse what eBooks The City Library offers. To find and download the apps for your device, visit your device's App Store or Marketplace and search for "OverDrive" or "Libby," or click the corresponding link in any section below to download directly from the website. Once you download the app, you will need to enter your Library card number and PIN, then you will be able to see the items that The City Library has available.

finding eBooks using the  website

You can browse The City Library's eBooks available in a web browser on any Internet-connected device.


DEVICES: OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks can be read on virtually any device. For full device information, visit OverDrive's Device Profiles page.

THE CITY LIBRARY CATALOG: OverDrive items are listed in The City Library's catalog and can be checked out or placed on hold directly from the catalog. When you find an OverDrive item in the catalog that you want to check out or place on hold, simply click the CHECK OUT or PLACE HOLD button next to the item (you will need to be logged into your library account in order to do so).

To download an item that you've checked out, you'll need to click the link that says, "DOWNLOAD this ebook/audiobook from OverDrive," which will take you to that specific title on the OverDrive website. When you download an OverDrive item, you can choose to read it in an Internet browser, in the OverDrive app, or in the Libby app on your device. Its due date information will be displayed both in your OverDrive account as well as in your City Library account.

OVERDRIVE'S CITY LIBRARY WEBSITE: OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks can also be found and downloaded from The City Library's OverDrive website.

OVERDRIVE READ: OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running up-to-date web browsers. With OverDrive Read, you can read eBooks right in your browser with a single click—no software or downloads required. OverDrive Read is available for most eBooks within The City Library's OverDrive website.

OVERDRIVE APP: For users who prefer to download the app—useful for "Power Users" who have multiple eBooks checked out at the same time or have OverDrive accounts with more than one library system—you can download the OverDrive App here.

LIBBY APP: Libby allows you to instantly access and borrow The City Library's thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks. It's simple! It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title, and you can download them for offline access or stream them to save space. Download the app for iOS or Android devices, or click here to learn more.