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Getting Started with eBooks

View the information and links below to get started downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can find more detailed help information on the Overdrive support site: »

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Device Resource Center

Device Resource Center »

Explore all devices that can be used with eBooks & eAudiobooks.

[ view list of compatible devices ]
[ view list of incompatible devices ]
Digital Books Tour

Digital Books Tour »

Watch videos on learning the "basics" of digital reading.

Learn how to browse, checkout, download and more.
Going Mobile Videos

"Going Mobile" Videos »

Watch step-by-step videos demon-strating how to install and use the Overdrive App on mobile devices, including Nook, Kobo Vox and more.

How eBorrowing Works

Checking Out Materials

You must have a valid Rideau Lakes Public Library Card and PIN to check out titles. You can have up to 10 titles checked out at any given time. The lending periods can vary from title to title. These can be set to either 7, 14, or 21 days at the time of checkout.

Returning & Renewing Materials

Materials will expire automatically at the end of the checkout period. These items do not have to be returned and late fines are never applied. Unfortunately, titles cannot be renewed. However, you can check them out again if they are available when the checkout period ends.

Supported & Unsupported Devices

Currently, the Amazon Kindle is not compatible with OverDrive material in Canada. Check the complete list of compatible devices to ensure your device works with OverDrive materials.

Login Problems

You may be unable to log in or check out items from OverDrive if your library account is blocked, your card has expired or you have forgotten your PIN.  Overdrive also carries out site maintenance on the third Thursday of each month. Please contact the library for assistance »