OverDrive

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Click here to access Montana State Library's OverDrive collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Montana State Library card?

Click here to register. Please note that only Montana state employees, state agency contractors, and staff and board members of Montana libraries may obtain cards.

How do I check out an item?

Click on the item that you want to check out. Click the "Borrow" button. If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to log in at this time. Once the item has been borrowed, you can either download it to your device or access it directly in the browser (if available).

How do I use my device with OverDrive?

Click here for instructions on using various devices.

How many items can I check out?

You can have 3 items checked out at any time.

How long can I keep items?

You can keep an item for 14 days.

Can I return an item early?

Yes. Click here for instructions.

Can I renew an item?

Yes, as long as there are no holds on it. Click here for instructions.

What if the item I want is already checked out?

Click the "Place a Hold" button to put the item on hold. You will need to enter your email address to be notified that the hold is available. Once the hold is available, you will have 72 hours to check it out.

How many items can I have on hold?

You can have 3 items on hold at any time.

How do I return items?

At the end of the loan period, the item expires and is automatically returned to the library.

How do I recommend a title for purchase?

Click here for instructions on accessing the Recommend to Library feature. Please note that recommending a title does not guarantee its inclusion in the MSL collection.

How do I find items that are available right now?

Click the "Search" button at the top of the screen, then click "Advanced Search". Under "Availability", select "Available now".

How do I get more help with OverDrive?

Click here for troubleshooting information and helpful tutorials. If you need further assistance or are getting an error message, please email the library.