Finding what You Want In Overdrive

Is the new book you want to read checked out at the library? Have you checked Overdrive yet? Overdrive is the library’s e-book platform that houses some of the newest books on the market. For this series of Find it Fridays we wanted to go into detail about searching Overdrive for the items you want. The process of downloading books can vary depending on the device you are using, so this series will discuss how to find the e-books and audio books you’re looking for! You can always ask the library staff if you have questions regarding how to download your items.

Getting to Overdrive from the BPL website: You’re already halfway there! If you are reading this from the library homepage your next step is to click on the Overdrive link on the left hand side of the page. Once Overdrive opens you have a few options in the way you can search for materials.

Using the Search Box: The search box is located at the top right hand corner of the Overdrive homepage. If you already have the title or author you want you can simply click within that box and enter your search. Don’t worry if the word “search” doesn’t go away, when you start typing it will disappear. Once you have entered the title or the author’s name you simply click enter and the results screen will appear. Next week we will discuss using the Advanced Search option to better search for specific genres and authors!