All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card, and these three steps:
Find and open Wisconsin's Digital Library collection (powered by OverDrive), and take a look at all of the books, movies, and audiobooks available to you.
You can also access Wisconsin's Digital Library through the following:
- OverDrive's Libby app (recommended for public library users on Android, iOS, or Windows 10 devices)
- The original OverDrive app (for all other library or school users on Android, Chromebook, iOS, Kindle Fire, or Windows 8/10 devices)
- OverDrive.com (for any user on a Windows or Mac computer)
Borrow a title from Wisconsin's Digial Library collection. You'll need a valid library card to complete this step. Select your Madison Public Library location in the dropdown box.
You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed eBooks to a Kindle device for the duration of your lending period.
You can also transfer titles from your computer to compatible eReaders or MP3 players.
For more help using OverDrive, visit the OverDrive website for more detailed instructions.
OverDrive's Libby App
On the go? OverDrive's Libby App is a fabulous tool for those who prefer to read, watch, or listen from a mobile device. With the app, you can:
- Sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more cards for each library
- Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space
- Send your library books to your Kindle device, if you prefer reading on that.
- Consolidate your loans and holds on a single shelf
- Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab.
- Sync your positions, bookmarks, and notes across your devices.
- Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete. Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio.
The app is available on Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store. Here's everything you need to know to get started using Libby to access your library E-books and other materials!
Curious about the sorts of digital books, movies, and audiobooks available? Browse Wisconsin's Digital Library to get an idea of what is available, and keep an eye out on the collection as it continues to grow!
Wisconsin's Digital Library is a project of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC), with funding from Wisconsin Public Libraries and Public Library Systems. Additional support was provided by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.