Overdrive eBooks & eAudiobooks for iPhone, iPad, Android & Kindle Fire


First-time setup

  1. Get the OverDrive app

    Get it on the App Store (iOS), Play Store (Android), or Appstore (Kindle Fire) and open it.

  2. Sign up for an OverDrive account.

    Though you can skip the sign-up with a library card number or Facebook account, we recommend an OverDrive account. For more information, search for “What is an Overdrive Account” at help.overdrive.com.

  3. Add your library to the OverDrive app

    In the OverDrive app, swipe from the left edge of your screen to open the home menu and tap Add a library. Search for “corvallis,” then tap Corvallis Library and Oregon Digital Library Consortium. The Library2Go collection will open within the OverDrive app.

  4. Sign in and add a library card

    Tap SIGN IN, then Sign in with Overdrive. Enter your OverDrive account user name and password. Optionally, check Keep me signed in on this device. Add your library card. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your card number.

  5. Extend the default loan period in Library2Go (optional).

    Tap the right-side menu button and My account then Settings. Select 21 days.

Borrowing

  1. Go to Library2Go

    Swipe from the left edge of your screen to open the home menu. Tap BOOKSHELF and Add a title. Need a bigger screen? Sign in to library2go.lib.overdrive.com with your OverDrive account on a larger device or computer.

    Tip: Use the Available Now filter to hide checked-out books. Find the Filters button above the book list when browsing subjects (right-side menu ) or viewing search results.

  2. Borrow a book from Library2Go

    Tap a book cover, then tap BORROW. To change the loan period tap the options button to the right of BORROW.

    Note: Books will self-return at the end of the loan period. You can renew titles (within three days of expiration) by tapping the account button and Request again. If the title has no holds, you can borrow it again as soon as it expires. There is a limit of 6 items borrowed and 6 items on hold.

  3. Download a book from Library2Go

    On your reading device, tap the account button in Library2Go to find your borrowed book. Tap CHOOSE A FORMAT. EPUB, PDF, and eAudiobooks will download directly to the OverDrive app. Kindle books will check out on the Amazon website and transfer to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.

    Note: The READ NOW button will stream a book to your web browser. We do not recommend it.

Reading & Returning

Read the book in the OverDrive app

Swipe from the left edge of your screen to open the home menu, tap Bookshelf, and tap the cover of the book. When reading, tap the center of the page for options.

Return the book early from the OverDrive app

Swipe from the left edge of your screen to open the home menu, and tap Bookshelf. Press the cover of the book until a menu appears, and tap Return to library.

Note: This is an optional step because books will self-return at the end of the loan period.

Getting help

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library