OverDrive allows you to check out current, popular eBooks and eAudiobooks and read them on your eReader or mobile device.
You must be a student, faculty or staff member of the University of Delaware to check out titles from the UD Library's OverDrive site. You will also need a current UDelNet ID and password.
Step 1: Obtain an Adobe ID or Amazon Kindle account (if required for the computer or device).
Step 2: Install the applicable free software or app (e.g., OverDrive app, Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle Reading app).
Step 3: Check out an eBook from OverDrive eBooks.
Step 4: Download the book and enjoy!
An Adobe ID or Amazon Kindle account may be required for some applications
A user may have up to three eBooks checked out at one time.
Users may choose a lending period of 7 or 14 days during the checkout process. Books are automatically returned on the due date and can be returned early. If you are aware that other users have placed holds on the book and you are finished with it before the due date, please return it early.
OverDrive eBooks can be renewed up to three days before the due date by clicking on Renew. If no one else has placed a hold on the book, users may check out the book a second time.
1. Go to OverDrive eBooks.
2. Browse by collection or search by title, subject or author. Use Advanced search for additional search capabilities.
3. Click on Borrow.
4. Select a loan period of 7 or 14 days.
5. Sign-in with a current UDelNet ID and password.
6. Click on Download and then select a format (EPUB, Kindle, PDF). Choose Confirm & Download.
Sometimes a title cannot be borrowed immediately, usually because another user has already borrowed it or the title has not yet been released by the publisher. If the title is not available, you may place a hold on it and be notified by email when it becomes available.
Titles that cannot be borrowed immediately have banners saying Wait list or Coming soon along the top of the cover image.
To place a hold on the title:
A maximum of 25 titles can be added to a holds list..
When a hold is available for you, you will receive a notification email and have three days to borrow it.
To borrow the title: