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eAudios: About Overdrive

What is Overdrive?

Overdrive is the name of our digital materials service. Overdrive allows you to download audiobooks, ebooks, videos and music to use on your home computer or to transfer to a compatible mobile device.

You can check out and download the following types of digital materials using Overdrive

  • Adobe® PDF eBooks
  • Adobe® EPUB eBooks
  • Kindle eBooks
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks

To access these digital materials you need…

  • A valid TCCC library card
  • Internet access (preferably high speed) and/or a wireless connection
  • A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the digital materials you want to check out
  • Free software for your computer or compatible device

OverDrive Read

OverDrive Read is the new HTML5 eBook format that allows you to read the book in your device's browser. No downloading necessary! You may need to clear your cookies to view the new OverDrive site.

You can find instructions and more information here: OverDrive Read

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Overdrive Help

Need troubleshooting help? Don't see your device listed on this guide? Visit Overdrive Help:

Renew Checked Out Titles

You can now renew books you have checked out that nobody else is on hold for. Three days from the date the title is due to expire you'll see the renew option by the title on your bookshelf. How to Renew Overdrive Titles.

Overdrive Features

Overdrive offers some great features that can enhance your digital experience.

Wish List -- When you're browsing and come across something you'd like to get later, add it to your wish list -- just click on the link next to the title. Now you can browse when you have the time and get titles from your wish list when you're in a hurry!

Rate the Title -- Did you really love that ebook? Rate it! Did you hate the reader on that audiobook? Rate it! There are rating stars next to each Overdrive title. Give your own thumbs up or thumbs down. Previous ratings always show, so you can see how others liked a title.

Recommend Titles -- You can also search 'Additional Titles' in our Overdrive catalog for books that we don't have. Then with a simple click you can recommend that we purchase it and it to the collection. You can also get automatically added to the hold list if we do get it!

Share It -- Share your favorite titles with others via email, Facebook or Twitter. Links are located in the title's full record.

Try It Out -- Of course, you can always read, listen to, or watch excerpts for Overdrive titles. No more wondering if this title is right for you!

Buy It -- If you don't want to wait for a checked out book to be available, you have the option to buy the book instantly. If you decide to buy the book, going to a bookseller through our site means that a portion of the sale goes back to the library for the express purpose of buying more eBooks. It's a win/win!