How do I play a book on Overdrive?

Smartphone or tablet

If the customer has selected ‘Add to app’ next to the book in Account>Checkouts, they will need to select the main menu at the top left corner of the screen where there are three horizontal lines and select ‘Bookshelf’ in order to play the book.

Computer or Mac

The customer will need to ensure that they have the relevant Overdrive software installed to download the books to. Once they select ‘Download MP3 Audiobook' on the Overdrive website the customer will need to select ‘Open’. A box called ‘Get Media’ will come up on the screen saying where the book will be stored (My Documents>My Media), select ‘OK’. You will be asked which parts of the book you wish to play (normally select ‘Check All’ and ‘OK’). The book will then be displayed in the Overdrive player. 

If the customer is downloading a book for the first time, they will be asked if they want to create the ‘My Media’ folder. In Windows, the Overdrive player will open and the book will start downloading. On the Mac/Macbook, customers must have the Overdrive software open.

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