iPad, Nook Color, Android Tablet

1st Time: You Need 2 Things

Step 1 - Create an Account

Download and open the OverDrive app

You will be prompted to create an OverDrive account. This requires an email address and a password.

You can use this account on multiple devices

You will be sent a verification link to your email address.

Step 2 - Add Our Library

After account is created, tap "O" in the top left

- Tap "Add a Library"

- Search for Lake Villa District Library

- Tap the star when it appears

- Tap again to access our e-book catalog

Step 3: Borrow the e-Book

Search the catalog for an e-book

(Black book icon means available, grey means checked out)

Tap the cover of the book you want

Make sure format says "Adobe EPUB eBook"

Tap Borrow

Step 4: Download the e-Book

Tap "Download" and check Adobe EPUB eBook

Tap "Confirm and Download"

Book will download to your device

Step 5: Read the e-Book

Once the book has downloaded, tap "O" in the top right

Tap "Bookshelf"

Tap the cover of the book you want to read

Getting More Books

To borrow more books, open the OverDrive app.

Tap the "O' to bring up the menu and tap "Bookshelf"

Look for a "Get Books" button or "Add a title" image.

You're back in our ebook catalog. Repeat steps 3-5


Borrowing e-Books is like riding a bike. The first time you try it's hard. But every time after that gets a little bit easier. Before you know it, you're doing it without thinking.

The Fine Print

You can borrow up to 5 e-books at a time

Books check out for 14 days a time
(You can switch to 7 or 21 days in your account settings)

There are no late fees. Books are returned automatically

To return books early, go to your bookshelf in the OverDrive app. Press and hold the cover of the book and selct "Return"

More help: tszafranski@lvdl.org