Welcome to the Next Generation of your library’s digital collection
We’ve made it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you love. The steps below are designed to answer your questions and help you get acquainted with the new experience.
How to find a title to borrow
From the homepage, there are several ways for you to find a title to enjoy.
Select a cover image from any of the lists.
Click a link from theMenu.
Search for something you want.
You can quickly tell which titles are available and which ones you can place on hold by the format icon in the top-right corner of a cover image. If a title isn’t available, the icon will be greyed out.
How borrowing works
Borrowing and reading titles is much easier. It takes only a few seconds to find a title and start reading. Accessing any borrowed title from yourBookshelfonly requires a few clicks or taps.
eBooks:ClickBorrowthenGo to Bookshelf(you may be prompted to sign in) to read the title in your browser or download. If you want additional borrowing options, select a different format from theBookshelfon yourAccountpage.
Additional formats (your library may offer audiobooks, video, or music):Select the title you want, click (or tap)Borrow, then download it from yourBookshelf.
For the best user experience, we recommend using Google Chrome for OverDrive Read.
What is a Google Chrome Frame plugin? If you’re using Internet Explorer, you may need to install theGoogle Chrome Frame plugin. It’s free software that installs in moments. If you need the Chrome plugin, you will be prompted when you try to open an eBook.
How does OverDrive Read work? Once you’ve borrowed a title, click the Read button next to a supported eBook on your bookshelf to open it in a new tab or window. For more on how use OverDrive Read,check out our help site for a more detailed guide.
From yourAccountpage, you can view yourHolds,Lists(Wish List, Rated titles, and Recommendations for you), and change your lending period(s) from theSettingspage.
Click the ribbon below a title to add or remove it from yourWish List.
TheMenubar is available from any page—just click the icon to expand or collapse it.
You can drill down search results by subject, rating, language, and more.
Note:If you’re using Internet Explorer, you may need to download theGoogle Chrome Frame Plug-in. It’s free and only takes moments to install.