Getting Started

You can download free library eBooks and eAudiobooks using Overdrive. Click any of the below links for information on how to access our digital materials using your specific device:

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to log-in to Overdrive?

You must have a County of Lennox & Addington Library card number and PIN. Contact your local branch if you do not know your PIN. 

How many books can I check out?

You can have up to 10 titles checked out at any given time.

How long can I have them?

You can choose one or two weeks (Your Account –> Settings to set your preference). Materials will expire automatically at the end of the checkout period. These items do not have to be returned and late fines are never applied.

Can I return my books early?

Yes, it is possible to return certain items early. Tap on the book on your device's Overdrive bookshelf - if it can be returned, it will give you that option.

I’m not done my book! Can I renew it?

Titles cannot be renewed unless they are available when your checkout period ends.

Is my device compatible with Overdrive?

As long as you DO NOT have a Kindle, it probably is. To confirm, check the complete list of compatible devices. Unfortunately, Kindle is not compatible with Canadian library eBooks at this time.

Why am I not able to log-in?

  • Please check that you are entering your library card and pin correctly (no spaces!)
  • Are you trying to login in the very early hours of the morning? The system sometimes experiences downtime for maintenance during these hours.
  • Still no luck? Call your local branch to confirm that 1) you have not been blocked by our system due to fines and that 2) your privilege has not expired. 

Why is there a wait list for an eBook?

Licensing for our eBooks/eAudiobook will vary from title to title but generally an eBook/eAudiobook can only be checked out by one person, one copy at a time (just like a regular, tangible library book). Also, keep in mind that most of our digital titles belong to a collection shared among other Ontario libraries. Where licensing, pricing and availability permits, L&A Libraries purchase copies for the sole use of our own patrons – these titles will usually have a shorter waiting list even if it doesn’t look like it. This is done through the Overdrive Advantage program. Log-in to your Overdrive account and look out for the Advantage symbol: an orange star with an A on it. 

I’m receiving an error message. What do I do?

Start by consulting Overdrive’s troubleshooting guide. Select your device from the menu and see if your issue has been addressed. 

What about eBooks for kids?

Also available through Overdrive are collections especially for teens and children.

I still have no idea what I'm doing. Help please?

You can register for Tech Talks (one-on-one technology troubleshooting) at our Amherstview (613.389.6006) or Napanee Branches (613.354.2525). These sessions run at 2pm, Monday – Thursday.