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To search for and download e-books and audiobooks now, please visit our Digital Collection page.

What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is a service the library subscribes to in order to provide 24/7 access to downloadable e-books and audiobooks.  Public library cardholders in Albany and Rensselaer counties are eligible to download from OverDrive.  OverDrive titles can be enjoyed on computers, e-readers, mp3/WMA players, and mobile devices.  While some downloadable titles appear in our standard library catalog, this information is not always up-to-date.  For real-time holdings and availability, visit our Digital Collection page.

The Basics

  • Check out up to buy ultram uk 10 digital titles (audiobooks or e-books) at a time.
  • Choose your lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days.  E-books can be returned early.  Audiobooks can only be returned early from certain devices.  Titles are automatically returned on the due date, but the file remains on buy levitra now your computer/device until manually removed.
  • Titles labeled "Borrow" are available for immediate checkout.  Some titles require you to sign in to find out if they are available to you.  Otherwise, you may place a hold and receive email notification when your title is ready for download.  After notification, the download will be available for 2 days.
  • If you would prefer not to download any software or files, some e-books are available for checkout to read in your browser.  Just select "OverDrive Read" as the format at checkout.  For more information about how to use OverDrive Read, check out our print-friendly brochure.
  • App-driven devices (smartphones/tablets such as Android, Apple, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, etc.) must use the cialis india OverDrive Media Console app to it's cool buy generic viagra cheap both search and download titles, available through OverDrive, Google Play (Android), Barnes & Noble App Store (Nook Color/Tablet), the iTunes App Store, or the Amazon App Store.
  • For all other portable devices (except Sony Reader Wi-Fi), regardless of Wi-Fi capability, digital titles must be downloaded to a PC or Mac and then transferred to the device.  To download and cialis brand transfer audiobooks, you will need to install OverDrive Media Console on your computer.  To download and transfer e-books (except Kindle and Sony Reader), you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. 
  • When downloading a title in Kindle format (from a computer), you will be redirected to log into your Amazon account, where the book is only for you cialis online 50mgs delivered.  Once signed in, you can send the title to your Kindle device or app via Wi-Fi. (Note: some publishers do not support delivery over Wi-Fi.  Those titles are transferred via USB.  See the Kindle page for details.)


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