It’s come to my attention that some Upper School students and staff are unfamiliar with OverDrive.
That’s about to change…
OverDrive is our eBooks provider
Students: your Overdrive username and password are the same. They are your student number without the starting zero. If your student number begins with a zero, do not include it.
For example: Your student number and password is: 01230450
Your Overdrive username and password is: 1230450
Staff: similar to above, please use your Staff ID number (minus the ‘p’) as both your Library card number and your password.
Once you’re on the homepage, you can browse the books via subjects, recommended lists, etc. Click on a book and find out more about it; does this sound like a book you’d like to read? If so, borrow it! I’ve read We Were Liars (seen below) which was an easy and interesting read. After reading the synopsis for Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why (also seen below), I’m intrigued and think I will borrow this soon.
When it comes to borrowing books on OverDrive, you can borrow 2 at a time and you have a 1-2 week borrowing period (you can set your loan period within ‘settings’). You can also put a hold on a book and you will be notified via email when that book becomes available.
**Please note: If you have downloaded a book, it cannot be returned until the return date. However, if you read the book in your browser (and do not download it), it can be returned at any time.**
You can download the OverDrive app for Android, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire HD, and Windows 8
Unfortunately OverDrive is incompatible with KindlePaperwhite or original Kindle