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OverDrive - The Basics

The Library has ebooks and eAudioBooks from OverDrive. Start browsing and downloading today!

  • You will need to provide your barcode number from your university ID or library card when you are ready to check out and download titles.
  • You may check out 3 titles at a time.
  • ebooks and eAudioBooks check out for 14 days.
  • Borrowed titles will automatically return at the end of the lending period. You can also return titles early to free up space in your library account.

How it works

There are two ways to access ebooks and eAudioBooks from Overdrive -- you can use the free OverDrive app or go to Sewanee.overdrive.com to borrow and enjoy digital titles from our library.

The OverDrive app is available for Android™, Chromebook™, iOS® (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Kindle Fire® tablets, Kobo® tablets, NOOK® tablets, Windows® 8 and up, and Windows Phone®. OverDrive is also available for Windows and Mac® users.

For Access on your mobile device with the OverDrive App

Step 1 - On your phone or tablet, install the OverDrive app from your device’s app store or from app.overdrive.com
Step 2 - If prompted, sign into the OverDrive app with a free OverDrive account. If you’re under 13 or don’t want to create an OverDrive account, visit help.overdrive.com to learn about other sign-in options.
Step 3 - Find and save our library’s OverDrive collection in the OverDrive app --  it is entered as University of the South.
Step 4 - Open our library’s OverDrive collection, sign in, and borrow or place a hold on a title. You’ll need a valid library card to complete this step and it will ask for your barcode number.
Step 5 - Borrowed titles will appear on your Checkouts page on the library’s OverDrive website. From here, you can:
     • Download titles to the Bookshelf in the OverDrive app
     • Read, Watch, or Listen to titles right in your browser (without adding them to the app)
     • Send Kindle Books (U.S. only) to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Borrowed titles will automatically return at the end of the lending period. You can also return titles early to free up space in your library account.

For Access from your computer

Step 1 - Go to Sewanee.overdrive.com   
Step 2 - Sign up for an account and use your library barcode for verification.
Follow steps 4 and 5 from above

Questions? Visit help.overdrive.com to learn more about getting started and for help troubleshooting.

Note: Digital formats and titles vary by library and some options may not be available for every title or in every version of the app.

Librarian

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Pat Dover
Contact:
Library Room 131
931-598-1657
Jessie Ball duPont Library, University of the South
178 Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383
931.598.1664