Got a new eReader? Get started with OverDrive at AADL!

Is there a new Kindle, Nook, or other eBook viewer at your house? If so, you're probably wondering "How exactly can I get library books on this thing?" AADL offers eBooks through a product called OverDrive, and while it can be a little tricky to get through the process the first time, after you've been through it once it gets a lot easier. You can take a guided tour of the service, or look through the Quick Start Guide. If you have something other than a Kindle or a Nook, you also can check to see if your device is supported.

A few things to know about this service: first, some publishers don't offer their most popular titles to this service, and some don't offer any titles at all. So, the titles you're looking for may unfortunately not be available to libraries in ebook form. Second, publishers want ebooks to be handled the same way as print books, so only one person can have a "copy" of an ebook checked out at a time, meaning that you may have to place a request and wait for your turn on popular titles. You'll get an email when it's your turn to download the eBooks you've requested.

If you run into any trouble or have any questions getting library books onto your new eReader, you might start with OverDrive's My Help, or as always, feel free to contact us with any other questions.

Enjoy your new eReader, and thanks for using your library!


I love getting books on my Kindle from AADL. Awesome! I just wish the loan time was more than the 14 days though. It is so easy to download my to my Kindle. I have just finished a New York Times best seller book.

Hooray! I just got started with several mp3 audio books and two kindle books on my new tablet. I just needed to sync the kindle app, and there were the books I requested. The audio books are downloading, and I was able to start the first one playing even before the download was complete. I am pleased with the service.

I am however slightly concerned that the Android application for Overdrive asks for low-level log access, which is potentially a privacy concern. Any idea if this is temporary and will be changed in the future and/or whether I should be concerned about what Overdrive is doing on my tablet?

Help! Can someone write step by step instructions for setting up a Kindle Fire to borrow books?

Is there a way to "turn in" the book once I've finished with it? Given how many books have long waiting lists, I figured it would be nice to release it before the 2 weeks are up if possible.

Hopefully, in a few years all publishers will have e-books in library format.

Looking forward to using this service.

you can change the loan time to 21 days by going into your account, then settings. there you will find 7, 14, or 21 days. hope it helps!

Can't wait.