How do I use the OverDrive app?

Our OverDrive collection has both eBooks and eAudiobooks. Here are instructions for using the classic OverDrive app, which works on most devices including the Kindle Fire. (The newer Libby app works only on iOS and Android devices.)

Get set up

  1. Download the OverDrive app.
  2. Open the app, and Add a Library (find the instructions for your type of device).
  3. From the Bookshelf screen of the app, tap "Add a Title" to go to the OverDrive website and sign in with your library card number and PIN. The app will remember your login information and keep you signed in.

Borrow, download and read eBooks and audiobooks with the app

Here are links to instructions from OverDrive Help for different devices. (Note: at the beginning of the instructions, you'll be asked to "Choose the image ... that looks like the titles in your library's collection"—pick the image on the right.)

  • iOS
  • Kindle Fire & Android
  • Windows 7, 8 & 10
  • Mac OS—Users who upgrade to the newest Mac OS (Catalina) will not be able to download and transfer MP3 audiobooks from OverDrive. Those users can listen to audiobooks in their browser or install the OverDrive or Libby apps directly on a compatible mobile device to listen to audiobooks.

Still having issues? You can Get Help Using FVRL's Online Resources or look for more information on the OverDrive help site.