OverDrive eBooks

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Ebooks are now available to CCFLS library patrons via OverDrive. As long as you have a valid CCFLS library card you’ll be able to check out ebooks to read on a variety of ebook readers, mobile devices, or your home computer.

For more information on compatible devices & instructions, see the pdf files below:

Compatible Devices

eBookHowToGuide – for mobile devices and most eBook readers

Kindle-eBookHowToGuide – For Amazon Kindle eBook readers, including the Fire

OverDrive FAQ

Where do I get OverDrive eBooks?

You can find them on CCFLS’s OverDrive website at http://ccfls.lib.overdrive.com.

Who can check out OverDrive eBooks from CCFLS?

Anyone with a valid CCFLS library card whose account is in good standing.

How many eBooks can I check out at a time?

You can check out one eBook for up to 14 days. If you wish, you can set a shorter checkout period during the checkout process.

Can I place a hold on an eBook?

Yes, you can place an eBook on hold. If the eBook you want is already checked out to someone, you’ll see “Place a Hold” next to the title. You’ll be asked to enter your email address, and when the book is returned you’ll receive an email. You have three days to then check out the eBook before your hold expires and the eBook becomes available for others to check out. You can have two eBooks on hold at the same time, but you will still only be able to check out one book at a time.

I’m finished with my eBook and want to check out another one. How can I return the book I have?

If you used Adobe Digital Editions to check out your eBook, you can return the book through your computer. Open Adobe Digital Edtions and go to the Library view. Click on the little triangle in the top left corner of the bookcover for the title you want to return. Select “Return Book”. When you log in to OverDrive, the book will no longer be on your Bookshelf and you can check out another book.

If you have a Kindle book, you may be able to return books directly through your device or go to Amazon.com, “Manage My Kindle” and return the book from the “Your Kindle Library” list. Click on “Actions” and select the return library book option. The book will remain in your list until you delete it, but it will have been returned to OverDrive.

What eBook readers will work with OverDrive?

Visit OverDrive’s Device Resource Center for information about compatible devices and the file formats available for them. You can also access the DRC by clicking the Compatible Devices button in the Getting Started section of our OverDrive site.

What formats are available for eBooks?

Most eBooks are available in Kindle, EPUB, or PDF format. It depends on the publisher. Each eBook’s listing on the CCFLS OverDrive site will tell you the format available for it. The Device Resource Center will tell you which formats are compatible with your device.

Where can I get more help?

There is extensive help available at the CCFLS OverDrive site under Help/FAQs in the Getting Started section.

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