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eMedia Guide: 24/7 at-home entertainment

The Library subscribes to a variety of downloadable content services, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, downloadable music and movies, eMagazines and eNewspapers. Our eMedia help pages have all the information you'll need to get set up.

Borrowing from OverDrive

OverDrive Help Website

With an OverDrive account, you get access to:

  • 12,000 eBooks and 4,000 eAudiobooks, all completely free!
  • 24/7 downloads on your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Popular, bestselling titles and authors, available for 7, 14, or 21-days loans
  • NO LATE FEES - the books just take themselves back to the library at the end of your loan!

Install Software

The software needed for Library eBooks varies from device to device.

Use the "What Works on My Device?" tab in the navigation menu to find out what eBook apps/software is available for your personal devices, or find the OverDrive Help page for your device below.

Which e-reader should I buy?

One of our most popular questions is:

“Which eReader should I buy that will work with your eBooks?”

If you don't know much about eReaders and tablets, start with OverDrive's Device Profiles (link below).

You can also browse the most popular eReader types in the OverDrive Help and Printable How-To Guides boxes further down this page.

What about Kindle devices?

  • Kindle "eInk" devices (Kindle Basic, Paperwhite, Voyage, etc.) are NOT compatible with OverDrive eBooks in Canada.
  • Kindle Fire tablets use the Android operating system and are therefore supported through the use of the OverDrive app for Android

OverDrive Help

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There are many ways to read eBooks, and many devices to read them on!

If you have a device and are looking for device-specific help, choose the tab above that matches your device. We've filled each tab with links to the most relevant articles and how-to videos in OverDrive Help. Or, go straight to the source! The OverDrive Help button below will take you right to the Help interface, where you can browse OverDrive articles and videos for ALL devices.

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These instructions are for black and white "eInk" Kobo devices. If you have a Kobo tablet (e.g., Kobo Arc, Kobo Vox), please use the instructions for Android devices.


Printable How-To Guides