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Digital magazines are now available through OverDrive and Libby.

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

Good to Know

  • Checkout and hold limit has been increased to 20 items at this time.
  • There are never any fines and items return automatically.
  • Items can be renewed or requested again 3 days before the due date.
  • You will be notified by email or through the app when your holds are ready. You have 3 days to check out the item or decide to have it delivered later.
New Feature:
  1. London Public Library has partnered with Hamilton, Mississauga, and Burlington public libraries to offer more titles through Overdrive. This will provide Londoners with more selection of titles.
  2. On our website, just click on the Partner Libraries button on the top right and use your London Public Library card to check out books from any of the partner libraries. When you find your read, click / tap Borrow or Place a Hold. This will bring you to the screen to Select your Library and Sign in.
  3. You will not see the titles you have borrowed from partner libraries in your OverDrive account, you will need to look at your account in the partner libraries’ system.
  4. If you are using the Libby app, you will need to add each library to the app in order to search for titles. You can do this by clicking on the Libby icon at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up a side menu with a list of Your Libraries. You can then add each library individually and follow the prompts to let Libby know you are visiting from London Public Library and will use your Library Card to enter. The app will let you see all your checkouts and holds regardless of owning library.
  5. Please note: It is possible to place holds but each library prioritizes its own users’ holds first. So it is best to place holds on London Public Library materials when possible. There may be some titles that cannot be borrowed due to lending model.

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, 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 Apple iOS 9.0 or later, Android 5.0 and up, and Windows 10. If your device isn't compatible with Libby, you may still be able to access OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks with the original OverDrive app.

Need Help?

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

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.