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Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive

Download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Nooks, Kindles, and more.

What Is OverDrive?

OverDrive is a library-purchased subscription to eBook, audiobook, and video content. Madison Public Library, as part of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, has access to this shared collection. Using your library card, you can browse for titles to download to your computer or a variety of portable devices including MP3 players, iPods, iPads, Nooks, Kindles, and smartphones.

How Can I Use It?

To use the service, you’ll need to install the OverDrive App. For eBooks, you'll also need Adobe Digital Editions. Follow the steps on Getting started with OverDrive.

OverDrive Help has a number of tutorial and overview videos that may help if you are having trouple.

Using it on your mobile device? Check out the mobile app overview video.

This resource is available remotely to all cardholders of any South Central Library System member library and in-library at all member libraries.

Troubleshooting OverDrive may involve checking several layers of software and hardware. Start with OverDrive's Help pages for the most accurate information on device compatibility and troubleshooting. If you need further assistance, please contact any of our libraries. If the staff are unable to help you with your specific question, they can refer you to someone who can.

You may also want to check the list of compatible devices. If none of that helps, you can submit a support request and someone will contact you with help.

Below are some Step-By-Step Guides specific to the device that you may have.

Mobile availability: 

Mobile web site and apps available. See the mobile app overview video to get started.

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