OverDrive is the platform used to download eBooks and eAudiobooks, which we subscribe to through the BC Libraries Co-operative, known as “Library2Go.” The free app called “Libby” is compatible with OverDrive and ideal for your mobile devices.
How many eBooks or audioBooks can I sign out?
You can borrow 7 items at a time and check them out for 7, 14 or 21 days at a time. By default, books will be checked out for 21 days and audiobooks for 14.
Digital magazine downloads do not count towards your total, and can be enjoyed without limit.
How do I return an item?
Items are automatically returned (or expired). They’ll still appear on your device, but will no longer be available. You can either delete the title then or borrow it again.
Can I renew items?
You can renew items if there are no existing holds. The option to renew a title becomes available three days before the title is set to expire and appears next to the title on your Bookshelf under your library Account. You can only use the renew feature once for each title you’ve borrowed.
Can I place a hold?
Yes, you can place holds on up to 7 items at a time. You’ll receive an email when the hold is ready and will have 3 days to download the title. To cancel a hold, sign into your account, click the “Holds” link and click the “Remove” link for the title.
Will my mobile device work with Library To Go?
Most likely yes, but check this list of compatible devices.