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OverDrive on Tablets, Smartphones and Computers -

We recommend you use the new Libby App for accessing your OverDrive content but if you are using an older device or require special screen reading technology, you can use the OverDrive app. The OverDrive App works with Apple iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.0 and up, and Windows 8/8.1/10.

Getting Started

Download and install the OverDrive app from your app store.

Open the app and Sign Up with your Library Card number or Sign In if you have used OverDrive before.

Find Your Library - enter London Public Library into the search box. You can select any one of our 16 locations.

It will then prompt you to enter your Card Number.

Click on Select a Title to browse the catalogue.

Scroll down the page to browse new and popular titles, as well as selections by genre or subject. Search for a specific title or author by selecting the magnifying glass at the top of the page.

The books are marked Available or Wait List if they are checked out. You can also see if they are an eBook or audiobook at the bottom of the cover image. You can Borrow or Place a Hold from this screen.

You can also select the cover for book details and Borrow, Place a Hold or Read a Sample from here. You can change your default loan period if desired by selecting the number of days you wish to borrow the item, and then confirm by selecting Borrow!

If an item isn't currently available, select Place a Hold to go on the waiting list. When your hold is ready you will be contacted by email.

You will then be prompted to Download the title.

Return or Renew eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks and audiobooks are automatically returned on their due date.

To return items early, find them on the Loans tab of your Bookshelf. Hold your finger down on the cover image, and then return by selecting Return to Library and confirming Return!

Items can be renewed 3 days before the due date if there are no holds. Find the item on your Bookshelf, hold your finger down on the cover image and select Renew Loan and confirming Return!

Need Help?

For more help, visit the searchable OverDrive Help page or the Libby Help page.

Telephone 519-661-4600 during Library hours or send us your questions online!

Privacy and Terms of Use

OverDrive is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the London Public Library. For more information, please read OverDrive's Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use.