Download eBooks on your Android

Get free ebooks from Bibliomation's OverDrive site!

1. Install the app from the Play Store

Search for “overdrive” in the Play Store. Download and install the OverDrive Media Console app.

2. Authorize your device

The first time you open the app, you will see the following message:

“Sign up for an OverDrive account to enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more from your library.”

Tap “Sign up”

Either tap “Sign up with Facebook", "Sign up using library card," or Enter your name, email address, and a password, and then “Sign up” to create your OverDrive account.

2. Choose your library

Taps the menu (three paralell lines) in the top left corner of the screen. Then tap “Add a Library.”

Enter your library’s name, your town’s name, or your postal code. Then tap “Search.”

When you find your library, tap on its name. Tap the star next to “Bibliomation Downloadable eMedia Catalog.” The star will turn yellow. This will save Bibliomation’s OverDrive catalog to your “Get Books” list so you will not have to search for your library the next time you use the app.

Tap anywhere to the right of the star to enter Bibliomation’s OverDrive catalog.

3. Sign in

Click “Sign In” to access your account.

Choose your library from the list. Then, type in your library card number and click "Sign In."

4. Find an ebook to check out

You can browse the collection by category by clicking on the "Menu" icon. You can click on each category to view subcategories.

You can search the collection by clicking in the “Search” icon and entering a title, author, or keyword into the search box. The website will provide suggested terms as you begin typing.

5. Check out your ebook

Tap “Borrow” to check the book out.

If all copies of the title are checked out to another user, you will see a “Place a Hold” instead. Click here and enter your email address to be notified when the book is available to check out.

6. Download your ebook

Once the book is checked out to you, you can tap on "loans" on the message that appears, or you can tap on the bookshelf icon to see your check outs. Tap "Choose a format." To read the book in the app, choose "EPUB eBook." Then tap "Add to App."

7. Read your ebook in the app.

When the ebook has finished downloading, tap on the menu (three parallel lines) in the top left corner, then tap "Bookshelf."

Tap on the book cover to read the ebook. It will open automatically. Swipe from right to left to advance the page. Tap once in the middle of the screen to view the ebook menu.
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Enjoy your ebook!