Read eBooks using OverDrive on your Kobo

Set up your OverDrive on your eReader

To borrow eBooks with OverDrive, you’ll need to sign in using your library card information.

Before you start, you’ll need:

  • A valid library card from your local library.
  • An active Wi Fi connection.
  1. Go to your Home screen.
  2. Tap the ☰ | DejaVu Sans, Book Menu icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap OverDrive.
  5. Tap Get started.
  6. Tap Create account to create an OverDrive account, or tap Sign in to OverDrive to find your library and sign in with your library card

After you’ve signed in to your library, you can borrow books on your eReader.

    1. Go to your Home screen.
    2. Tap the☰ | DejaVu Sans, BookMenu icon at the top of the screen.
    3. Tap Kobo Store.
    4. Search for the book that you’d like to borrow.
    5. Tap on the book title or cover that you’d like to borrow.
    6. Tap the   More icon.
    7. Tap Borrow with OverDrive.

    If the book is available, you’ll see a dialogue that confirms that you’ve checked out the book. Simply sync your eReader to see the book on your Home screen. If the book isn’t available, you’ll have the option to place the book on hold. You’ll be notified by email when the book is available.

    Items you’ve borrowed are automatically returned at the end of their lending period.

    View your OverDrive books

    After you borrow books from OverDrive, you can sort your book view so that it only shows books you’ve borrowed from your public library.

    Sorting your books lets you easily see all the books you’ve borrowed from OverDrive.

    1. Go to your Home screen.
    2. Tap the Menu icon at the top of the screen.
    3. Tap My Books.
    4. Tap Filter in the grey bar near the top of the screen.
    5. Tap OverDrive.
    6. You’ll see all the books you’ve borrowed using OverDrive.
    Find out more about borrowing eBooks on your Kobo here