Answered By: Cathay Keough
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2018     Views: 1756

The Delaware Library system mainly uses OverDrive for our electronic book collection.  OverDrive has partnered with many libraries to develop and build robust collections for patrons who use Kindles, Apple devices, Nooks and more.  You can even check out ebooks/eAudiobooks/videos to read, listen to, or watch on your laptop or pc.

Generally it's pretty easy to download ebooks and eAudiobooks, but getting started depends upon the device you're going to use.  We'll give you the basics here, which will walk you through how to get started and how to download ebooks, to what the lending policies are and more.

When you are ready to find and check out your ebooks, make sure to have your device and library card handy.  Then head directly to OverDrive's "Getting Started" page to learn how to get this set up.  This page also includes specific information about checking out and downloading ebooks and eAudiobooks.

If you would like to view a guide that is specific to your device, such as a Kindle, go to OverDrive's site here and select your device

If you get stuck, let us know how we can be of further help anytime.  We're glad you are using our electronic resources and want to get you quickly on your way to reading, listening and watching.  


Comments (2)

  1. The link to the library's help site - - just redirects to No one appears to have maintained the information here for quite some time as the links are not bringing up the actual information.
    by Kristen on Jun 22, 2018.
  2. Hi Kristen,
    Thank you for contacting us about the links on this FAQ. It's been updated so should lead patrons to the right pages for help downloading, including device-specific information.
    If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let us know, anytime! We appreciate hearing from library customers, very much.

    Cathay Keough
    Delaware Division of Libraries
    Ask a Librarian Delaware
    by Cathay Keough on Jun 23, 2018.