Electronic Devices

Use the tabs below to find instructions for your device.  Click here for more devices.
  1. Android
  2. Apple
  3. Kindle
  4. Nook
Nexus 7  

Download the OverDrive App:

  1. Tap the App Store Icon.  Go to Search and type "OverDrive."
  2. Tap the OverDrive app icon.  Tap Free and then Install to download the app.
  3. If necessary, enter your password and the app will install.

Authorize the OverDrive App:

  1. Tap the OverDrive Media app.
  2. Tap Sign Up.  Tap Sign in using library card to use OverDrive with your existing library card number.  If you already have an OverDrive account you can use it too, but it’s no longer required to access library material.
  3. Find your library by using either the library’s zip code (15228), name, or city. Tap Go.  Enter your card number and tap Sign In. At the Finish setting up page choose the correct age option and tap Sign up to finish authorizing your device.  If you ever need to reauthorize the device, swipe from the left to the right of the screen to access the menu, tap Account, and sign in with either your card number or an OverDrive account.
  4. Tap +Add a library.  Search using either the library’s zip code (15228), name, or city. Tap Search. Tap Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Tap Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to save the library.
  5. Once the Carnegie Library page loads, tap Sign In in the upper right hand corner to login with your library card number.

Locate and Borrow eBooks or Audiobooks:

  1. To look up a title, tap Search in the upper right hand corner.  You can enter keywords, title, or author.  Tap Advanced Search for more options, such as limiting to a specific genre, format, and availability. 
  2. To see more information about a title that interests you tap the cover.
  3. Tap Borrow to checkout a copy of the title or tap Sample to see a preview.  If an item is not available the blue button will read: Place a Hold. Enter your email address and it will be automatically checked out to your account and you will be notified via email.  For additional information, tap more for a summary and similar titles.
  4. Tap Go to Checkouts to begin the download process.

Download a Title to Your Device:

  1. Tap Download (Select one format). Tap EPUB eBookDo not select Kindle Book.  Please note: you do not need to select a format for audiobooks.  You will see “MP3” listed as a format.
  2. Tap Confirm & add to app and the book will now be downloaded to your device.  You can read the title by accessing the app menu (by swiping from left to right) and tapping Bookshelf.  Tap on the book to open it.

Managing Your OverDrive Account:

  • On the OverDrive website, click on Account or Sign In (in the upper right hand corner of the page). You can now manage your holds, see items you currently have checked out, access your wish list, renew items, and return borrowed titles early.
  • You are allowed to renew items one time 3 days before they are due.  Go to your Bookshelf to view checked out items. Click on the green arrow to renew items. 
  • Tap Holds to view items you are waiting for.  Once you receive an email that your hold is checked out to you, go to the OverDrive site and download the title from your account’s Bookshelf.
  • Lists allows you to keep a wish list of saved titles for the future.
  • You can return items early by clicking Return Title while in the Bookshelf menu.