What do I need to download to play books from the RNIB Overdrive library?

To play books on your device of choice using RNIB Overdrive, you will need to download a free application called the Overdrive App. This will contain your account details, your bookshelf, where you keep the books you’ve borrowed and your Player which is how you listen to your chosen books.

You’ll need do this for each device you want to play your books on. Details on how to do this are in our User Guide which we will send to you with your log in details. It’s very easy, in a 2014 trial of 150 people of all ages and abilities 147 were able to quickly learn how to set up their account and choose and download their first book.

To register and get started with Overdrive, please contact our Helpline:

If you have any questions during the set-up you can contact us for help at overdrive@rnib.org.uk.

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