OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Available Now to All DPS Students and Staff!

Top 5 Reasons Why All Students Need Access to Ebooks and Audiobooks

1. Digital access anywhere and anytime increases equitable student access to engaging books, which can increase time spent reading and reading motivation.

2. Ebook features such as dyslexic font, limiting the amount of text on a page, and using the interactive dictionary increase student engagement with text.

3. Experiences reading and manipulating digital documents prepare students for digital assessments.

4. Audiobooks support reading fluency and language skills by providing students with an opportunity to listen to books read aloud by professional readers who have mastered inflection, dialect, and difficult vocabulary and/or pronunciation.

5. Audiobooks allow students reading below grade level to listen to the same grade-level texts as their classmates and enjoy the experience of listening to books they want to read.

Did you know we have eBooks aligned to DPS Literacy Curriculum?

In addition to thousands of engaging titles for independent reading, the OverDrive collection has K-12 DPS literacy curriculum titles in eBook, Read-along (audio with highlighted text), and audiobook formats. Check out these collections by logging in to OverDrive and clicking on the "Curriculum" tab shown below.
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Benefits of Audiobooks

"Listeners and readers retain about equal understanding of the passages they've consumed" (Dahl, 2016).

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OverDrive How-To Basics

Share with students, staff and families everything they need to know to access eBooks and audiobooks with these OverDrive tutorials:

DPS OverDrive: login basics in English

DPS OverDrive: login basics in Spanish

DPS Overdrive 101 slide deck

OverDrive How-To Video


Contact the Library Services Help Desk!

Phone: 720-423-1842

Email: etls_helpdesk@dpsk12.org