About the eBook and audioBook Service
What’s this service called?
It’s called Overdrive and is a provincially-run service. Sometimes, the service is referred to as OverDrive because that’s the name of the software used to run it.
How many eBooks or audiobooks can I sign out?
You can borrow 5 items at a time and check them out for 7, 14 or 21 days at a time.
How do I return an item?
Items are automatically returned (or expired). They’ll still appear on your device, but will no longer be available. You can either delete the title then, borrow it (or place it on hold) again, or return it early.
Can I renew items?
You can renew items if there are no existing holds. The option to renew a title becomes available three days before the title is set to expire and appears next to the title on your Bookshelf under your library Account. You can only use the renew feature once for each title you’ve borrowed.
Can I place a hold?
Yes, you can place holds on up to 5 items at a time. You’ll receive an email when the hold is ready and will have 3 days to download the title, or you can set it to download automatically when it becomes available at the time you place the hold. To cancel a hold, sign into your account, click the “Holds” link and click the “Remove” link for the title.
Will my mobile device work with Overdrive?
Most likely yes, but check this list of compatible devices.
Where can I get more help?
Find out more:
- Compatible Devices
- Finding and Borrowing Items & Placing Holds