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OverDrive

User guide and content announcement page for OverDrive e-book and audiobook collection

Where can I find help and tutorials?

OverDrive has a robust help site with FAQs and video tutorials here.

How can I ask for a new book for OverDrive?

You can ask using two different methods:

  • Send an email with the book or audiobook title and ISBN to the MO Library

OR

  • Find Recommendations under Your Account
  • Click on it, and follow its directions

Can I renew books or audiobooks?

Typically yes, but if other people have placed a hold and are on the waiting list, you may not be able to.

How do I place a hold on a book?

If a book is already on loan and thus unavailable, you will see a Hold button instead of a Borrow button. Click on it. You will get a notice when it is available for you.

How many books or audiobooks can I have at once?

Ten.

How long can I hold onto my borrowed books or audiobooks?

Your account will have a 14 day checkout as a default, but you can change this to be either 7 days or 21 days.  

How do I open the e-book menu once I'm reading in Libby?

Tap in the middle of the screen.

Can I read OverDrive books on Kindle?

Typically yes, you can.

  • The OverDrive site version will give you an option to select Kindle as a download platform if this is available. 

OR

  • Libby will give you an option to open found books in either Libby itself or Kindle.

Can I use the dyslexic font set with Libby?

Yes, you can set OverDrive or Libby to display dyslexic font.   

  • On the OverDrive site, do this by visiting the Settings menu and scrolling down to select Dyslexic Font

OR

  • In Libby, first open a book to read, then:
    • Tap in the middle of the screen to open the menu and settings
    • Click on Reading Settings
    • Drag the menu options up to select OpenDyslexic

What does shared collection mean?

Each university involved chooses and contributes a set number of books or audiobooks for all to share. Everyone has equal access to each book or audiobook regardless of which university chose it.  The other libraries participating are listed here.

What if I can't use Libby?

Libby is a new app, so it doesn't yet work well with some browsers and operating systems. If you can't use it, you can probably use the older OverDrive app, which is still available on most app stores.  Find help with it here.

Why are there such odd subjects on the front page?

OverDrive allows libraries to make recommended feature lists and share them on the front page, so we do.  If you want to find the more general standard subjects, click on the Subjects link in the top menu.

What if I have more than one library card with OverDrive?

Many libraries have different collections of books and audiobooks on OverDrive, if they have it, so you might want to use it with multiple libraries. You can do this.

If your other library also participates in MOBIUS, you do not need to do anything - its collection is already included in your access.

You can stack up library accounts and search them all at once using Libby. Click on the Libby icon in the top right corner to find the Add a Library option to add all of your library cards.