About OverDrive audiobooks and e-books
Free e-book and downloadable audiobook collection. Currently you can not download OverDrive titles using library computers.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN. Currently available outside libraries only.
Adobe Digital Editions security
OverDrive uses Adobe Digital Editions for rights management on its e-books. Users’ Adobe ID and passwords may have been compromised in recent attacks on the Adobe network. Adobe are resetting passwords and contacting affected customers - you can find out more from their website.
31 October 2013
OverDrive is a free digital media platform which allows you to download e-books and audiobooks. Titles include fiction and non-fiction items for adults, young adults and children. We regularly add new material.
- Download up to ten fiction and non-fiction titles from home at any time;
- Place a hold on up to ten titles;
- Transfer e-book titles to your computer or portable devices such e-book readers and smartphones;
- Transfer audio titles to your computer or portable devices such as an MP3 player or iPod;
- Burn some audio book titles to disc;
- Avoid late fees — the items self expire or you can check in e-books early if you have finished with them;
- OverDrive e-books are compatible with most e-book readers and mobile devices except Kindles.
- OverDrive help
- OverDrive audiobooks collection
- OverDrive e-books collection
- Quick guide to OverDrive e-book compatible devices
- Complete list of compatible OverDrive devices
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Computing help at your library
Several of our libraries offer computer drop-in sessions — check the Events Calendar for times and locations.
A range of programmes to help you become more comfortable with technology and to make better use of your own computer tools are also available at our Learning Centres.