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Download OverDrive & Libby eBooks

You can find OverDrive books through the Libby app, the OverDrive website or SearchWorks. OverDrive includes both eBooks and audiobooks.

Regardless of how you get to an eBook in OverDrive, the borrowing process is the same:

  1. After locating an eBook click Borrow. If you're not already authenticated as a Stanford user, you'll be prompted to login with your SUNet ID and password.
  2. Select how you would like to borrow the eBook. Most are available to read as a Kindle eBook or to download as an EPUB eBook. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle app on most devices.

Libby App (by OverDrive)

For new Libby users:

  1. Download the Libby app.
  2. Open the app and when asked if you have a library card say Yes.
  3. Click I'll Search for a Library. Search for and select Stanford University.
  4. Click Enter Library Account Details and select Next.
  5. Use your Stanford login to authenticate with your SUNet and password.
  6. Search or browse for eBooks and use the above instructions to borrow.

If you are already a Libby user with another library:

  1. Open the app and click on the Libby icon in the bottom menu
  2. Click Add Library to add Stanford.

OverDrive Website

  1. Go to the OverDrive website using the link on our website. This will authenticate you with your SUNet login.
  2. Search or browse for eBooks and use the above instructions to borrow.

OverDrive eBooks in SearchWorks

  1. If you find an OverDrive book through SearchWorks, click on the OverDrive access link. (see image)
  2. Use the above instructions to borrow.

See more OverDrive help.

Answered By: Alice Kalinowski
Dec 16, 2021

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