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OverDrive: eBooks & Audiobooks

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About OverDrive

What is OverDrive?
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  • Online access to eBooks and audiobooks
  • Available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection
  • No overdues or fines
What do I need to use OverDrive?
  • A computer or mobile device with an Internet or WiFi connection
  • Your school library ID# (please see learning commons staff) & PIN (date of birth = MMDDYYYY)
  • Free software/app and/or compatible browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, & IE10 or better)
Where do I go to access OverDrive?
  • Click on the OverDrive logo on this page, or in the popular links lists at the top of most VLC pages
  • Find in the E-Z Find list of digital resources
  • Visit directly at wcdsb.lib.overdrive.com
  • Coming soon: through your school catalogue

Using the Collection


1. Read/Listen Instantly in Your Browser

Go to the WCDSB's OverDrive Website.

In Browser Instructions
For more help, visit OverDrive Read for eBooks or OverDrive Listen for audiobooks.

 

2. Download Your eBook/Audiobook to a Computer or Portable Device

PLEASE NOTEDownloading eBooks or audiobooks requires a personal device (tablet, iPad, smartphone, etc.) or an administration computer. They cannot be downloaded to WCDSB school computers/laptops at this time.

Visit OverDrive’s Getting Started website, and choose your device/operating system for detailed instructions on downloading to a computer or portable device. When using OverDrive for the first time, you will need to install free OverDrive app/software to save titles to your device.

Compatible Devices

Visit the listing of Devices and Platforms for detailed information on products compatible with OverDrive. These include:

eBooks Audiobooks

Computers (desktops and laptops)

Portable devices with WiFi (tablets and smartphones)

eReaders

Computers (desktops and laptops)

MP3 players, iPod Classics/Nanos/iPhones

 

Account Options 

Account

You can sign into your account to find the following information: 

Bookshelf: lists titles you have checked out, and displays links for reading/listening to in the browser or for downloading titles currently checked out to you.

Holds: Displays titles you are currently on the waiting list for.

Lists: Displays titles you have added to your Wish List to read at a later time.

My Account: Displays the number of titles you have checked out and the number of checkouts you have remaining.

HelpHelp

  • Get assistance by clicking on the Help icon in OverDrive or go to help.overdrive.com.
  • Talk to your location’s learning commons staff or contact Shelley Wood at The Learning Commons, CEC.

 

Training

Want to improve your OverDrive skills? OverDrive offers great training materials for:

Exporting Notes from OverDrive

Staff and students can export notes and highlights created in OverDrive Read titles for offline use.

  • On the History & notes page (under Account), select Notes & highlights for a title. Choose the Export option at the top of the next page to download in one of the available options.

Notes Export

  • Notes and highlights can be exported to Google Drive, PDF, or CSV, or copy to the clipboard. Options available depend on browser compatibility.
  • The following information is included when exporting notes and highlights:
    • Title, author, and series (when applicable)
    • Cover image (not available for CSV)
    • Checkout date and time
    • Total number of checkouts for the title
    • Reading information, such as how many times the book was opened, the number of pages turned, and amount of reading time​
    • Notes, highlights, and highlight colors​
    • The date and time each note or highlight was made
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