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Yale University Library eBooks: OverDrive

General Information

OverDrive provides access to fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audiobooks.

OverDrive: eBooks

 

How do I log in? Use your netID and password to log in to OverDrive. It is best to do this at the beginning of your session.
Do I need an e-reader to view materials? Materials can be read online, so an e-reader is not required.
Is special software required?

Yes, Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is required if users wish to download content as an EPUB. You may download ADE for free from the ADE website

Need an Adobe ID? Click here for more information.

Users also have the option to read texts online.

How do I access materials?

You may download up to five books at a time.

You may choose a default loan period of 7,14 or 21 days under your account settings. Please note, publishers reserve the right to set a lending period.

**Some eBooks are on reserve and will only be available for 24 hours.

Three days before a book is due, you will see a prompt to renew next to the title on your "Checkouts" page. More information about renewals is available here.

Materials can also be read online.

Users may also create bookmarks and highlight text.

Limitations?

Texts are loaned to one person at a time. If the text you are interested in is not available, you will be placed on a waitlist for the next available copy and notified when it is available for download.

You may hold up to five texts at a time. When the loan period ends, the book becomes available.

What should I expect when my loan period ends? Click here for information about returning your eBook.
More info OverDrive help guide

Overdrive: Audiobooks

How do I log in? Use your netID and password to log into Overdrive. It is best to do this at the beginning of your session.
Is special software required? You may either listen to audiobooks in your web browser (Overdrive Listen) or download the audiobook as an MP3 using any version of the Overdrive App.
How do I access material?

You may download up to five audiobooks and/or eBooks at a time.

You may set a default loan period of 7, 14 or 21 days under your account settings. Please note, publishers reserve the right to set a lending period.

Three days before a book is due, you will see a prompt to renew next to the title on the "Checkouts" page. More information about renewals is available here.

Overdrive Listen and most versions of the Overdrive App gives users the ability to make notes and highlights, use a bookmark, set a sleep timer and vary playback speed. More information is available here.

Limitations?

Audiobooks are loaned to one person at a time. If the audiobook you are interested in is not available, you will be placed on a waitlist for the next available copy and notified when it is available to for download.

You may hold up to five texts at a time. When the loan period ends, the audiobook becomes available.

What should I expect when my loan period ends? Click here for information about returning your audiobook or what to expect when your loan ends.
More info More information is available here.

 

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