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OverDrive has two apps available for downloading ebooks and audiobooks - Libby, a new, easy to use, more visual app (see instructions below) or the original OverDrive app (see OverDrive App help pages). You can use either to access our OverDrive book collection.

 

INSTALL FREE LIBBY APP
1. Click on Yes to say you have a library card
2. Search for Edinburgh and click on the Edinburgh Libraries details to select it
3. Click on Enter Library Account Details, and enter your library card number and click Next
4. Enter your PIN and click Sign In and Next

 

HOW TO FIND eBOOKS & eAUDIOBOOKS
1. Browse through the books –
• Look at the collections on the home page – click on the section titles or descriptions to see all books in each section
• Use Search For A Book (top left-hand corner) to search for specific authors or titles
• Click Explore on the dark grey bar near the top of the screen and then on Subjects. Click on a subject area

• Scroll down the home page to the Top Subjects section and choose a subject from here

 

HOW TO ACCESS KIDS & TEENS AND POLISH READING ROOMS
1. Click Explore on the dark grey bar near the top of the screen
2. Click on either Guide: KidsGuide: Teens or Guide: Polish

 

HOW TO DOWNLOAD eBOOKS & eAUDIOBOOKS
1. Click on a book cover and then on Borrow and Borrow again
2. Click on Read Book or Play Audiobook
3. The cover will appear. Pull across the screen from right to left to move through the ebook or press the play button
4. To come out of the ebook, tap on the screen and a Back button will appear. Or use the Shelf orLibrary buttons at the bottom of the screen
5. To access your checked-out books at any point click on the Shelf button at the bottom or the screen. Clicking on the Library button takes you back to the catalogue side of the app

HOW TO RETURN BOOKS EARLY
1. Click on the Shelf button at the bottom or the screen and then on Manage Loan beside the book you want to return
2. Click on Return Loan To Library and then Return

HOW TO RENEW ITEMS
Users can renew a book if no other user has reserved it. The renew option appears beside the book in your Loans three days before the title is due to expire.
1. Click on the Shelf button at the bottom or the screen and then on Renew Loan

USING LIBBY ON MULTIPLE DEVICES
Your checkouts will "sync" ebooks across devices (book will be at same page on multiple devices) as long as you are signed in using the same login details.

You may be asked for a Setup Code when using Libby on another device. To obtain this -
1. Go to your original device and open up the Library app
2. Click on the account icon (head) in the top right-hand corner of the app
3. Select Set Up Libby
4. Select Show Setup Code

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Access:
Access from home. Login with your library card number and PIN. Not a member? Join online or visit your local libraryExisting members may need to upgrade their membership to use OverDrive.

How to use:

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