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CURRENT ISSUES WITH LOGGING INTO OVERDRIVE - if you are unable to login to OverDrive, please make sure that you are entering your barcode number in uppercase ie. B001234567X. If you still cannot login it is likely that your pin number is wrong - please email or phone 0131 242 8047 

BIG LIBRARY READ - look out for the Big Library Read happening on OverDrive from the 12th-26th June. There will be unlimited access to The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. This historical fiction novel focusses on the life of Mileva Marić, Einstein's wife.   Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage. All you need is a library card to take part! Readers can also join in online with the conversation about the book at

OverDrive is a collection of 1000s of ebooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded to a variety of devices. You can borrow ten titles at a time for up to 21 days and books can be reserved if out on loan. There is no need to “return” the book - once the lending period has expired the book will no longer be accessible.   As well as the main Overdrive site, you can access the Kids & Teen Overdrive site too.


OverDrive has a range of easy to use apps. There are instructions for using the OverDrive app for AppleAndroidWindows PhoneWindows 8 &10; and Kindle Fire.

Computers, ebook readers and MP3 players
See our instructions on using OverDrive on a computer, MP3 player or ebook reader (Nook, Kobo or Sony eReader - OverDrive is incompatible with all Kindles except the Kindle Fire).

Problems logging in?
An error message means we need to verify your library membership (you must live, work or study within the EH postcode district to use OverDrive). Complete this form or visit a library with proof of your address.

Need more help?
Use the OverDrive help form to request support with any issues you are having with OverDrive. Or bring your device along to our drop-in surgery at Central Library every Tuesday, between 2 - 3.30pm.

To request ebook or audiobook titles to be added to OverDrive, fill out our book suggestion form.


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Login to OverDrive with your library card and pin number. Not a member? Then Join online or visit your local library. Existing members may need to upgrade their membership to use OverDrive.

How to use:

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