Patience u2014 it may take a few tries to access your first eBooks and eAudiobooks after checking out items; after checking out items, use the 0Read now in browser or Listen now option.
Lubby is a reading app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10 devices that allows you to borrow digital books and audiobooks. Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and are automatically downloaded to the Libby app.
The lending period for an eBook or eAudiobook is 21 days, and you can check out up to 25 titles at once. Kindle Books checked out from the public library are not compatible with Audible. PDF eBooks are not supported by the OverDrive app.
OverDrive eBooks can also be read on all Kindle devices or by using the free Kindle apps available for Windows/OS, iPhone/iPad (iOS), Android, and other mobile devices using the Libby app.
If another patron has already checked out a digital title, you can place a hold on it and have it redelivered up to 180 days later.
How do I renew my title? The option to renew a title becomes available three days before it is set to expire, and renewing puts you in line to borrow a title once your first checkout expires. For more information on how to renew, please click here.
Returning Titles Early
Although it is not necessary to return an eBook or eAudiobook early, you may do so if you prefer. To return Kindle formatted eBooks, go to the Manage Your Kindle section of the Amazon.com site.
Adobe Digital Editions
To access eBooks borrowed from the library, you’ll need the OverDrive or Libby app, and if you’re using a Mac, you’ll need Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software installed.
OverDrive is a free service that allows you to check out and download eBooks from the San Francisco Public Library. OverDrive eBooks can be read on most eBook readers, smartphones, and tablets that support the EPUB format, and Mac users can listen to audiobooks in their web browser.
Service Alert for macOS Users:
OverDrive has reversed its decision to remove the download option for MP3 audiobooks on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.14 (Mojave) computers, and the download option should be restored by October 2, 2019. Until then, you can use the Firefox browser as a workaround.
If you’re already using the SimplyE app to manage your ebook account, we don’t recommend using Libby; instead, ask a librarian at your local library for assistance or call (415) 557-4400. To close your OverDrive account, follow the steps on this page.
What books are available on OverDrive?
Overdrive Books is a service provided by Overdrive.
- Anthony Doerr (Goodreads Author)
- Emily St.
- Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
- Little Fires Everywhere (Paperback)
- Educated (Hardcover)
- Gone Girl (Paperback)
- The Book Thief (Hardcover)
- The Night Circus (Hardcover)
Can you read books for free on OverDrive?
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV shows from your library using OverDrive. Borrow and enjoy eAudiobooks and eBooks from your local library at any time. Browse, borrow, and read free library e-books, from bestsellers to classics.
How many books are available on OverDrive?
For library users of all ages, OverDrive offers a growing catalog of millions of digital titles from over 30,000 publishers, covering virtually all genres and including many bestsellers.
Does Libby have the same books as OverDrive?
What’s the difference between Libby and the OverDrive app? Libby is a newer OverDrive app that has the same collection of titles as the OverDrive app; it’s just a different way of accessing the same digital library collection.
Can you borrow books from other libraries on OverDrive?
You can borrow titles from any library if you have a library card for it, and your library may have a partnership with another library or consortium that allows you to borrow titles from the partner’s collection using your regular library card.
How do I recommend a book on OverDrive?
Look for a Not owned banner and Recommend link to tell which titles aren’t part of your library’s digital collection. Click or tap Recommend to recommend a title. If prompted, sign into your library.
Can you rent ebooks from library?
You can borrow Kindle Books from your library to read on Kindle devices or Kindle reading apps. Please note that Kindle Books are currently only available for U.S. libraries. If you’re using a Fire tablet, see our guide to getting started with the OverDrive app.
How do I use OverDrive?
To get started, open your web browser and borrow an audiobook from your library that is available in the OverDrive Listen format, then click or tap the Listen now in browser button to start listening to it right away using OverDrive Listen.
How many books can you borrow on Libby?
Up to ten ebooks, ten audiobooks, and ten magazines can be borrowed and downloaded for up to three weeks.
Is OverDrive a safe app?
Overdrive is a book reader/player that is widely used on many platforms and has been around for a long time, so it should be as safe as any other application from a reputable developer; it has no control over your computer at all.
How long can you borrow a book on OverDrive?
You can borrow eBooks and audiobooks from Overdrive or Libby for seven, fourteen, or twenty-one days, depending on your preference. You can also set a default lending period for all items in a given format.
Do you have to pay for OverDrive eBooks?
Libby is a free app from OverDrive that is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10. It is highly recommended for those who are new to borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Is OverDrive being discontinued?
On June 18, 2019, our OverDrive service, as well as the Libby app that goes with it, will be decommissioned.
How do I make my OverDrive ebooks forever?
Simply go to your Account section and open the Checkouts page; the Renew option will appear next to each title on your list three days before the lending period’s expiration date on Overdrive.
Why is Libby so slow?
Certain accessibility services and password manager apps, such as LastPass, Norton Password Manager, Bitwarden, and Avast Passwords, may be to blame for these issues.