OverDrive

OverDrive

Download eBooks Anytime, Anywhere

Enjoy borrowing eBooks from the comfort of home

City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre is proud to offer eBooks available 24/7 from our website.

As long as you are a member of our library, you can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices although this service is not presently available for Kindle devices in Australia. You can check out up to 4 titles from the City of Vincent OverDrive eLibrary website and 10 titles from the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection.

With thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download novels, well-known classics, travel guides, biographies self-improvement guides, and much more.

This service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To start downloading eBooks and more, visit the City of Vincent OverDrive eLibrary website or the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection. There is even a website dedicated to digital content for kids, Overdrive eReading Room for Kids!

Getting Started - On Tablets and Smartphones

  1. Install the free OverDrive app from your app store or from app.overdrive.com. Available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10.
  2. Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to sign in or sign up for a free OverDrive account.
    If you’re under 13, select I am under 13 years old instead.  (NOTE: You won’t see these prompts on Windows Phone or in older versions of the OverDrive app. In those cases, skip this step and move on to step 3.)
  3. Use the app’s Add a Library (or Get Books) feature to find and save the City of Vincent OverDrive eLibrary website or the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection.
  4. Log into the City of Vincent OverDrive eLibrary website or the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection with your library card number to see all the titles available. Tap or move your mouse over an available title, then select Borrow.
  5. Once you’ve borrowed a title, you’ll have several options for what to do with it.
    You can: • Download EPUB eBooks* and MP3 audiobooks to the OverDrive app.
    • Read most eBooks in your browser without downloading them.
    • Listen to audiobooks in your browser without downloading them (on some devices). *NOTE: If you’re using Windows Phone or an older version of the OverDrive app, you’ll need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID to download EPUB eBooks. It’s a one-time, free process that takes just moments to complete

Getting started – On computers, eReaders, and MP3 players

  1. On your Windows or Mac computer, find the City of Vincent OverDrive eLibrary website or the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection
    NOTE: If you have a Windows 8 computer or a Chromebook, you can install the OverDrive app and follow our tablet/smartphone instructions to borrow and enjoy digital titles through the app.
  2. Log into the City of Vincent OverDrive eLibrary website or the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection with your library card to see all the titles available. Once you find an available title, move your mouse over the title and click Borrow. Borrowed titles will appear on your Bookshelf under your Account.
  3. From your Bookshelf, you can click Read or Listen to start enjoying most eBooks and audiobooks in your browser.
  4. For most borrowed titles, you can choose a format to download. Once you choose a download format, any other downloadable format options for that title will disappear, but you’ll always have the option to Read or Listen to a title in your browser.
    – To download EPUB or PDF eBooks to your Windows or Mac computer, install free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software and follow the prompts to authorize your computer with a free OverDrive account or Adobe ID. You can then Download borrowed eBooks and read them in ADE or use ADE to transfer them to supported eReaders.
    – To download audiobooks to your Windows or Mac computer, install OverDrive’s free desktop app. You can then Download borrowed audiobooks and listen to them using