eBooks using the Overdrive App

Overdrive APP FOR TABLETS, IPADS, AND SMARTPHONES

The Overdrive app is available for computers, tablets, and mobile devices, including: Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10 and Kindle Fire HD.

GETTING STARTED:

YOU MUST HAVE AN INTERNET CONNECTION TO DOWNLOAD THE OVERDRIVE APP,  EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
  1. Downloading the app:
    • To download the Overdrive app onto a computer click here and choose your device (Mac/Windows/Chromebook).
    • To download the Overdrive app onto an android device click here or search for the Overdrive App in the app store on your device.
    • To download the Overdrive app onto an iPhone or iPad click here or search for the Overdrive App in the iTunes store on your device.
  2. Choosing your library:
    1. Launch the Overdrive app
    2. Under MY LIBRARIES click on ADD A LIBRARY
    3. In the search box type Little Silver
    4. Choose the following result Monmouth County Library – Little Silver
    5. Under LIBRARY SYSTEMS click on Monmouth County Library
    6. Click on SIGN IN in the upper right-hand corner
    7. Enter your Little Silver Library Card Number and check the box that says “Remember my login information on this device”
    8. Click on SIGN IN

DOWNLOADING An overdrive EBOOK:

  1. Open the Overdrive app
  2. Click on the + ADD A TITLE
    • If the add a title box is not visible, click on BOOKSHELF from the menu bar
  3. Library on the Go! will open
  4. To search, click/tap the magnifying glass and type in the title or author you are looking for.  You can also browse eBooks by genre.
EBOOKS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT WILL HAVE A BOLDED BOOK ICON IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE COVER.
AUDIOBOOKS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT WILL HAVE A BOLDED HEADSET ICON IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE COVER.
  1. To check out a title:
    • For Tablets and Mobile Devices: Tap on the cover, then tap Borrow to check out.
  2. Your library card number will come up: Tap on SIGN IN.
    • If the library card number box is empty, enter your Little Silver Library card number and check the box that says “Remember me”
  3. Click/tap Download and select EPUB eBook
  4. Click/tap Confirm & add to app
    • You can continue browsing for books or you can return to the Overdrive app to begin reading or listening to your downloaded titles.
  5. To return to the Overdrive app tap on the three lines in the upper left-hand corner and tap on BOOKSHELF
PLACING A HOLD ON AN EBOOK
EBOOKS THAT ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT WILL HAVE A GRAYED OUT BOOK ICON IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE COVER.
  1. To place a hold on the title:
    • For Tablets and Mobile Devices: Tap on the cover, then tap Place a Hold to join the waiting list.
  2. When the book is available for you, you will receive an email notification.
    • You will have 3 days to check the book out before you lose your place in line (unless you have automatic checkout).

RETURNING AN OVERDRIVE EBOOK:

EBOOKS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RETURN THEMSELVES AFTER THE CHECKOUT PERIOD HAS ENDED; HOWEVER, YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE INFORMATION FOR THE TITLE FROM YOUR DEVICE.
RETURNING TITLES EARLY / REMOVING TITLES FROM YOUR DEVICE 
  1. Open the Overdrive app
  2. If your bookshelf is not open, tap on the three lines in the upper left-hand corner and tap on BOOKSHELF
  3. Long press on the title you wish to return
  4. Tap on RETURN TO LIBRARY
  5. You will be given the option to cancel the action or return the book. Tap on RETURN

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY AT 732.747.9649 OR STOP BY WITH YOUR DEVICE AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ASSIST YOU.