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.
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).
Available from home or via library wifi. Login using your library card number and PIN. Existing members may need to upgrade their membership to use OverDrive.
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 Tech Support 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. There is also a general digital drop-in session most Fridays from 1.30-4pm in Central Library.
To request ebook or audiobook titles to be added to OverDrive, fill out our book suggestion form.