Through our CW/MARS network you can access the ebooks, audiobooks and video files on OverDrive and enjoy them on a wide variety of devices.
For directions on how to access OverDrive on a variety of devices, please visit the OverDrive Help page. If you still have questions or have any problems downloading material, please feel free to call us at 978-263-4680 or stop by with your device for a consultation.
Another way to access most of the eBooks in the OverDrive collection is to try OverDrive Read. Read is the "Next Generation" of eBook technology allowing you to access the titles through any modern web browser.
Why try OverDrive Read?
- With OverDrive Read, you don’t need to worry about Adobe IDs or Adobe Digital Editions. There’s no software to download or apps to install. Just “See Book—Read Book” in your browser.
- Don't lose your place: you can sync to “furthest page read” between devices. You can start reading in Chrome on your desktop computer, pick up where you left off in Safari on your iPad, and then again in your Android phone’s default browser. Just navigate to your Bookshelf on your library’s website to resume where you left off.
- You can customize the font, font size, justification, line spacing, even the theme.
- Use bookmarks or the unique “thumb placeholder” feature to save your place.
- Looking for a specific passage? With full-book searchability, you’ll have no trouble locating that elusive quote.
- For assistance getting started with OverDrive Read, check out this Help article. We recommend using HTML5 browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10, and Safari. These browsers are best for use with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
- If you’re using older versions of Internet Explorer, you may be prompted to install the ‘Chrome Frame plug-in’ when you click on an eBook to read for the first time. The plug-in is free, and only takes moments to install.
- Check out this demo video of OverDrive CEO Steve Potash using OverDrive Read on his TV. We also had some fun at CES, showing off other places you can read your books, such as on the newer Samsung refrigerators, or some newer in-vehicle entertainment systems. - See more here
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