Overdrive eBooks now at ACU Library!

October 21, 2013 – 10:44 am


We now have access to OverDrive, a great collection of “leisure reading” eBooks and audiobooks… paid for from the Students Services and Amentities Fees (SAFF).

OverDrive is a leisure reading eBook and audiobook collection where you can find over 1100 titles ranging from biography to crime, romance to science fiction and includes travel guides, cookbooks , history, health and fitness.

With OverDrive there are no late fees as books are automatically returned. You can access OverDrive from Windows, Mac, and your mobile devices.

A great browsing collection. We dipped in and found these from a choice of over 1,200 ebooks and audiobooks:

Once connected to OverDrive browse and search for ebooks and audiobooks. When you find a book you want to read, click on the title and select Borrow to be taken to your Bookshelf.
Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

Start reading immediately by clicking Read or selecting Download.


Computer (PC or Mac)

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Tablet or mobile devices

  • In addition if you are acccessing ebooks and/or audiobooks on a tablet or mobile device use the OverDrive Media Console app for that device
  • Once at the OverDrive Media Console site click the device name to download OverDrive Media Console to your device.

Please note, that Overdrive is not ‘Kindle friendly’, you can use OverDrive’s mobile app to borrow and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library on your Kindle Fire – more information.

How will you find OverDrive books?

Simply click on the OverDrive banner on the Library home page to start! (you won’t find OverDrive books through our Library Search).

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OverDrive is new for us too, but if you have any questions or feedback about Overdrive, please let us know or check out the great Overdrive help pages.

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