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Tired of spending hundreds on ebooks?

Wish there was a way you could download and read ebooks for free (and legally)?

Well, there is…

OverDrive app combined with your public library!

Yes, the same local library you used to borrow books from when you were a kid!

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According to the American Library Association, more than 90% of public libraries these days carry digital books members can borrow.

You can download and read hundreds of thousands of titles for free.

Now, the problem for most of us, especially for the not so tech-savvy among us, is that it’s not easy to find and download them.

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Fortunately, OverDrive is here to help.

What is OverDrive?

Overdrive is a free, simple, user-friendly app that lets you browse and download digital titles from your public library instantly.


With accounts with 33,000 libraries, Overdrive has amassed over 2 million ebooks, audiobooks, and videos.

Yes, with OverDrive, not only you can borrow free ebooks and audiobooks, you can also watch thousands of movies and videos for free.

Great for students (works with your student ID) or the general public, Overdrive could save you hundreds and even thousands on books.

The people behind it have also created an extension known as Libby App which I covered here.

How to get started with OverDrive

Here’s how you can get started in a few simple steps:

  • Step 1: Install the app.
  • Step 2: Find your library.
  • Step 3: Enter your library card or student ID number.
  • Step 4: Borrow titles.
  • Step 5: Enjoy!

Here is a bit more detail about each step:

Install the app: Visit OverDrive’s app page and install the appropriate app for your device and operating system (available for Android, Chromebooks, iOS, Fire tablets, or Windows 8/10).

Find your library: Open the app and find your local library from the database. You can search by name of the library, zip code or city. Once you find it, click on it to open their digital collection.

Enter your card number: Once you have selected your location you will be prompted to enter your library card number. This process is the same if you are using a student ID rather than a library card.

Borrow titles: You can browse and search titles in your library’s digital collection to find what you are looking for. Once you find it, click on the “borrow” tab. The app will automatically download the title to your OverDrive account instantly so you can read it anywhere and anytime.

Enjoy: You can then enjoy the downloaded material either immediately online or by saving them for offline use later.

What’s great about the app is that it lets you send any borrowed title to your Kindle device if you prefer reading or listening on your Kindle device.

And that’s not all…

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…you can even transfer titles from your computer to compatible eReaders or MP3 players.

And since this is all free, you will never have to enter any financial or credit card information.

What makes OverDrive a great app for getting free books from your library

Besides the obvious fact that you can access and borrow hundreds of thousands of digital books from your library without ever setting foot in it, there are many other great features that make this app even better.

Some of the main features include:

  • You can create your own library and preferences which will make searching for books easier for you and can possibly find titles you would not generally read that you might love.
  • The app also saves your searches and saves preferences to help you find great titles later.
  • Once you decide to borrow a title, it will appear in your library automatically. Titles will also be removed automatically after the borrow period has ended.
  • Another great benefit is the ability to make your books into Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). This means you will be able to transfer your titles to your eReaders, tablets, or MP3 players. All that is needed for this benefit is a download of the ADE software and to log in either with an Adobe password or with your Overdrive account information.
  • Slow or fast listener? You can easily change the speed of the audiobook reading with a simple tap or click of a button.
  • You can also bookmark pages and even take notes within the app as you read or listen.
  • Searching and finding titles you want can’t get any easier than it is with this app. You can search by title, author, genre, published date, or even length.

Overdrive Listen

One of the best features of the app is something called OverDrive Listen.

According to the company, “OD Listen is a streaming audiobook player that works on computers, tablets, and mobile devices with compatible web browsers.

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It makes it easy to listen to audiobooks you download through the app. And you can use it with almost any title.

OverDrive Read

Read is similar to Listen but of course, it is for reading ebooks. Downloading it will make it easier to access your rented books. This is a program similar to Adobe but is more geared towards ebooks. With Read, you can also bookmark, look up words, add notes, highlight certain areas, and change the font and size of words to make it easier for you to read. This is great for students who need to take notes or remember certain parts of texts.

The best thing about Read and Listen is that even if you have to return the book, your preferences and bookmarks will be saved. In other words, all your notes, bookmarks and preferences will be there if you decide to borrow the same titles later to either finish it or re-read it again.

OverDrive reviews by other users

The general consensus is the app is the best one of its kind and that it saves readers/listeners hundreds and thousands of dollars every year.

There are a couple of things that a lot of people, especially on Reddit and GoodReads, wish were different, though most are things that the app has no control over.

For example, even though there are a ton of options available, your exact selection may not be available through your library. But there is still a better chance of finding something close to it using Overdrive rather than driving to your library.

Another problem, especially for the less tech-savvy among us is that it can be somewhat of a pain to figure out exactly which file type your device supports. The good news is that using Read and Listen, as well as the Libby App, can help with these problems.

Just like at any library, items borrowed must be returned. Since Overdrive will not charge you an overage fee, they take the item away from you on the due date. If you wish to get the item back, all you have to do is reborrow it using Overdrive.

Overall, the pros of this app overshadow the very few issues you may face.

Is it worth it?


If you read ebooks and want an easy and free way to download ebooks from your public library, this is a must-have app.

It really is a great way for readers to find books and audio files easily and quickly.

Not only you can download and read to titles anytime and from anywhere in the world, you also save hundreds of dollars on ebooks.

Please comment below and let us know what you think about OverDrive app and whether or not you’ll be using it to borrow ebooks (and audiobooks & movies) from your local library.

Question: I downloaded several ebooks onto my computer and now I do not know how to put them onto my Nook Tablet.

There are three programs we teach you how to use. They are all free: Calibre, Adobe Digital Editions and Windows Explorer.

Before transferring your downloaded eBooks from computer to a Nook tablet, first make sure that the prepared eBooks are DRM free ePub or PDF format(compatible with Nook).

Method 1: Windows Explorer

1Connect your Nook to the computer with its USB cable.

2Open 'My Computer', choose 'Removable Disk', open the 'My Document' folder.

3Drag the e-book from computer hard drive, and drop it in the 'My Documents' folder in the Nook drive folder.

4Un-plug the USB cable, Turn on your Nook, find the book in the 'My Documents' folder. Or you can also do a search job for the book title.

Method 2: Calibre

Calibre is a free software and supports for almost all the major e-readers and tablets on the market. We give you an overview of what the program is all about and how to make simple edits to your book and then transfer it to your Nook Tablet.

1Download and install Calibre, and then launch Calibre.

2Click the 'Add books' and browse the directory to which you downloaded your eBook files (EPUB and/or PDF). The files will appear in list view in the main window (Library).

3Connect your eReader device to your PC via USB cable.

4To transfer the new files to your eReader, highlight the files you wish to have on your eReader and click the 'Send to device' button at the top of the window and select your device.

Video Guide for Method 1&2

Method 3: Adobe Digital Editions (read protected books on Nook)

Adobe Digital Editions is a program primarily used for managing eBooks and transferring ebooks you have purchased from ePub eBookStores to your device. You also have the ability to copy over books you have borrowed from the library.
What's more, even if your book has DRM protection, you can use this program to transfer the book to your Nook Tablet. We show you how to transfer book to Nook by Adobe Digital Editions.

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Step 1 Click on the Library View within Adobe Digital Editions. Titles you have downloaded are listed on the right blank.

Step 2 You will see the file copied to the nook. The title is now transferred to the device. On a PC, click “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the lower right of your monitor. Then click the “Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device” box.

Step 3 Touch the menu icon at the bottom of your nook for My Library. The book you just downloaded will appear under “My Documents.” Scroll down to the title. Touch “View item details and options.” Touch “Read” to begin reading your eBook.

eBooks can't be downloaded directly from the OverDrive page to your nook. To transfer downloaded eBook from computer to NOOK, you need to make sure the eBooks format can be supported by NOOK. NOOK supports TXT, PDF, Word, and ePub formats. If your eBooks are none of these formats, you need to convert them to NOOK supported format.

If the book's format you want to transfer is not supported by Nook Tablet, and it is DRM protected, such as a Kindle Amazon book, you need a one-stop eBook solution, Epubor Ultimate which can convert DRM protected book to Nook Tablet format within one click.

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