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OverDrive Help: Get Started with OverDrive ebooks

Getting Started


Get started with eBooks and audiobooks from your library

All you need to borrow Overdrive eBooks from your library is an internet connection and your Georgia Highlands network username/password.

If you’re using a tablet or smartphone, you may want to download OverDrive’s free mobile app, OverDrive Media ConsoleTM, to easily find and save your library’s OverDrive website and to download and enjoy borrowed eBooks on your device.  Get the app from your app store or from for these popular devices and platforms: Android™, BlackBerry®, iOS (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod® touch), Windows® Phone, Kindle® Fire tablets, KoboTM tablets, and NOOK® tablets.

Borrow eBooks with one click 

If you’re using a tablet or smartphone, use the app’s Add a Library (or Get Books) feature to find and save your library’s OverDrive website. On any device with a browser, you can also go directly to your library’s site at:
Once you find an eBook to borrow on your library’s site, click Borrow and enter your Georgia Highlands network username/password. You’ve now borrowed the eBook—that’s all there is to it.

Read in your browser with OverDrive Read

The easiest way to start reading a borrowed eBook is to use OverDrive Read (if available). OverDrive Read lets you read eBooks right in your browser—no extra software or login required.  Simply click Read next to a borrowed eBook to begin reading. For more information, visit

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