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You can choose from thousands of eBooks and audiobooks with this digital media platform.

Good to Know

  • Checkout and hold limit of 10 items.
  • There are never any fines and items return automatically.
  • Items can be renewed or requested again 3 days before the due date.
  • Holds are automatically checked out to you once they are ready unless you change your settings or at your loan limit.
  • You can change your default loan period to 7, 14 or 21 days either through the app or going in to My Account on

Getting Started

To get started, you will need to have the following:

  • Your Library Card number and PIN.
  • An internet connection.
  • A compatible device. Please note that Kindle eReaders are NOT compatible with Canadian Library eBooks.

You can download or stream onto a computer, download to a Kobo eReader or use one of the available apps including Overdrive or Libby.

Learn how to set up OverDrive for Kobo eReaders that have OverDrive integrated.

Learn how to set up OverDrive by transferring books using Adobe Digital Editions including for older model eReaders (Kobo Touch / Glo / Mini / Sony). Please note: Adobe is no longer supporting Digital Editions. This limits our ability to help you download and transfer using Adobe Digital Editions. We have troubleshooting suggestions listed here.

try the libby app. the one-tap reading app from your local library.

Download the App

Enjoying eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive on your tablet, smartphone, and computer is easy with the Libby app for iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.4 and up, and Windows 10. If you have an older device that isn’t compatible with Libby, you can access Overdrive with the original OverDrive app.

For more detailed instructions, please check out this page for the Libby app.

For more detailed instructions, please check out this page for the OverDrive app.

Need Help?

For more help, please visit the OverDrive help page or the Libby help page.

Call us at 519-661-4600 during Library hours or send us your questions to

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.

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The Book a Librarian service offers personal, one-on-one help with London Public Library's databases, online resources and print collections.

Appointments can be made Monday to Friday during business hours at the Central Library. Request an appointment using our online form here. You can make up to 2 appointments per month.