How do I play a book on Overdrive?

Smartphone or tablet

If you have selected ‘Add to app’ next to your chosen book in Account>Checkouts, you 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

You will need to ensure that you have the relevant Overdrive software installed to download the books to. Once you select ‘Download MP3 Audiobook' on the Overdrive website you 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 you are downloading a book for the first time, you will be asked if you want to create a ‘My Media’ folder. In Windows, the Overdrive player will open and the book will start downloading. On the Mac/Macbook, you must have the Overdrive software open.

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