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OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Go to the OverDrive catalogue:

What are eBooks?
An eBook is an electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device, such as an iPad, tablet, phone, or eReader, like a Kobo. 
How do I get eBooks from the library?
With your library card you can use Overdrive for free to download books!
How long can I keep the books for and how many can I have?
You can have 10 eBooks out at a time from OverDrive. They will stop working after 3 weeks and you never have to worry about late fines. You can renew these books twice.
Can I have the same eBooks on my Kobo, phone, and my iPad?
You can access your library titles on up to 6 devices at once, as long as they are all authorized with the same account.

How to get titles on your device:

Check out our how-to booklet or the how-to video on Downloading Overdrive eBooks onto your Tablet or Smartphone.
And check out our how-to booklet or how-to video on Downloading OverDrive eBooks onto your Kobo or other eReader.

    • You need to download titles to your personal computer and transfer them to your Kobo/ereader using free Adobe Digital Editions software. Download it here.
    • NOTE: This software is not yet compatible with Windows 10. You may download ADE 3.0 (an older, compatible software version) here.


Need help?

Book your one-on-one session with Emily. These 1 hour sessions are FREE. Bring your reading device OR get a hands-on introductory session trying out various Library eReaders. (The Library eReaders are for training purposes and are not lent out.)
Email Emily Paulsen, Public Services Librarian at or call 780-912-2153 to book your session.
To learn more about your new e-reader or tablet, or if you are thinking of buying one and want to compare features, see Strathcona County Library's Get to know your device.

Suggest a title

If you would like to request a title for us to purchase for our downloadable collection, please fill out the request form. Please note that not all titles are available as e-books, but we will do our best!