Downloading eBooks with OverDrive

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Tablets and Smartphones

Including iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HDX, Nook HD, Nook HD+, Android, etc.

  1. Download the OverDrive app
  2. Choose "Sign Up" (For older devices: Create your Adobe ID and authorize your device)
  3. Add "Geneva Public Library District" to "My Library"
  4. Log in to eMediaLibrary Catalog with your GPLD card number
  5. Select the eBook you would like and click "Borrow"
  6. Download eBook by choosing "Add to app"
  7. Go to your Bookshelf and tap eBook cover to open and enjoy

Basic Kindle and Paperwhite

  1. Visit gpld.org and find "OverDrive eMediaLibrary" under "eBooks & eMedia" tab
  2. Sign in to OverDrive catalog with GPLD card number
  3. Select the eBook you would like and click "Borrow"
  4. Download "Kindle Book" format and confirm download
  5. Sign in to your Amazon account
  6. Click "Get library book" and sync your Kindle device

Basic eReader

Including basic Nook, basic Kobo, Sony Reader, etc.

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer
  2. Create your Adobe ID and authorize your computer
  3. Go to gpld.org and find "OverDrive eMediaLibrary" catalog under the "eBooks & eMedia" tab
  4. Sign in to the catalog with your GPLD card number
  5. Select the eBook you would like and click "Borrow"
  6. Download "ePub" format and confirm download
  7. Library eBooks will download and open in Adobe Digital Editions
  8. Connect eReader device and drag and drop eBook onto device

Windows or Mac Computer

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer
  2. Create your Adobe ID and authorize your computer
  3. Go to gpld.org and find "OverDrive eMediaLibrary" catalog under the "eBooks & eMedia" tab
  4. Sign in to the catalog with your GPLD card number
  5. Select the eBook you would like and click "Borrow"
  6. Download "ePub" format and confirm download