How do I sign up for RNIB Overdrive?

To sign up, just visit our online shop. Please note that RNIB Overdrive is only for the use of blind and partially sighted readers or those who have an impairment which prevents or limits them from reading standard print. You have to be 16 years old or over and also be a UK resident.

Once you’ve completed your subscription, you’ll be emailed and asked to verify that you’re eligible to use the service. After you confirm this, you will be sent your login details and a User Guide. You will need to sign up to Overdrive in order to access RNIB Overdrive. 

Once you have signed up to Overdrive, a message will appear that says ‘Signing in’. To add a library on a smartphone or tablet, just select 'Add a library' and search for RNIB. You can then select this once and then again for a second time. After this, you can use your login details for RNIB Overdrive. Once you've logged in, the library can be accessed from the main menu on the top left corner of the screen. If you are accessing Overdrive from a computer or mac, just visit to sign in with your login details. 

Overdrive registration for smartphones or tablets

You can sign up to Overdrive using your name, email address and by creating an eight character password. Alternatively you can sign up with Facebook. 

Once you have signed up, the account will not need to be created again. You will not need to sign in with this account unless you delete and reinstall the app, or use another smartphone or tablet to access Overdrive for the first time. Up to six different smartphones or tablets can be registered with the same Overdrive account.


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