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Overdrive Help - Take the Digital Books Tour, watch a how-to video, and find answers.
Get started with mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Color)
Go to your devices app store and download the OverDrive Media Console App.
Get started with Kindle and Nook E-Readers (including Kindle Paperwhite, Nook Touch)
Get in person help from a librarian
Please view Upcoming Events for times and locations of upcoming E-Book Workshops and ongoing E-Book Cafés.
|Branch||E-Book Café Day and Time|
|Downtown Reno - 327-8300||Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m.|
|Incline Village - 832-4130||Fridays, noon - 1 p.m.|
|North Valleys - 972-0281||2nd Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m.|
|Sierra View - 827-3232||Saturdays, 11 a.m. - Noon|
|Spanish Springs - 424-1800||Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m., Wednesdays, 3 - 4 p.m., by appointment only|
|South Valleys - 851-5190||Fridays, 3 - 4 p.m.|
What software do I need to download e-books and audiobooks?
Are all the library's books available in digital format?
Can I return downloaded titles before the lending period expires?
Can I renew downloaded titles?
- To download e-books and audiobooks to mobile devices, get the free OverDrive app from your device's app store
- To download e-books to your PC or Mac, you need to download Adobe Digital Editions
- To download audiobooks to your PC or Mac, you need to download OverDrive Media Console
Each device is different and a complete and current list is available at the Device Resource Center.
Unlike the general public, libraries cannot purchase an e-book from Amazon or Audible and legally lend it to library patrons. Libraries must purchase specially-licensed digital content from intermediary companies. Some publishers do not license their titles for library lendings and as a result not all books are available for purchase by the library. Libraries are working to change the current state of copyright law, end-user license agreements, and the digital rights management protections put on the digital copies we buy so that you can access what you want from the library on the device you choose.
Titles in EPUB, PDF, Kindle, and MP3 formats may be returned early although the steps are a little different between formats (see table below). At this time WMA format audiobooks may not be returned early. Find instructions on how to return titles here.
|Format||Return titles using|
|EPUB or PDF downloaded to a desktop/laptop computer||Adobe Digital Editions|
|EPUB or PDF downloaded to a mobile device||Overdrive Media Console app|
|Kindle||Manage My Kindle at your Amazon account|
|MP3 downloaded to a desktop/laptop computer||Overdrive Media Console|
|MP3 downloaded to a mobile device||Overdrive Media Console app|
|WMA||cannot be returned early|
Yes. The option to renew a title becomes available three days before the title is set to expire, appearing next to the title on your OverDrive Bookshelf under your library Account. You can only use the renew feature once for each checkout. Find instructions on how to renew titles here.
Was the book you were looking for currently checked out? Be sure to place a hold on the title and then check out these sites for free e-book downloads.
Books Should Be Free - Free, public domain e-books and audiobooks. Download books for iPhone, Android, Kindle & mp3 players.
Google Books - Public domain titles from Google's Library Project can be read online or downloaded.
HathiTrust - HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Librivox - The Project Gutenberg of audiobooks. This project's goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
Munseys - Collection of pulp fiction titles available in several digital formats.
Open Culture - The best free cultural & educational media on the web thousands of e-books, audiobooks, e-textbooks, and more.
Open Library - The Open Library Project's goal is one web page for every book ever published. Read e-books in the public domain or browse the growing e-book lending library of over 200,000 titles.
Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free e-books: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.