Answered By: Cathay Keough
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2016     Views: 1544

The Delaware Library system mainly uses OverDrive for our electronic book collection (which also includes streaming video).  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 "Support" 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 the Library's site here and select the type of device (click on the check mark).  You can also see the Delaware Libraries "help" page for specific links to 'how to download' documents, listed by 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.