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Downloadable eBooks

The County of Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to offer thousands of eBooks through OverDrive - all free with your library card! Check out eBooks and read on a variety of computers and devices. All eBooks automatically expire so you'll never have overdue fines. Visit OverDrive Help for detailed instructions.

  • You need a County of Los Angeles Public Library card in good standing
  • Check out up to 10 titles at one time.
  • Checkout period: up to 21 days. At the end of the checkout period, titles automatically expire. No late fees!

What device do you have? Click on your device for instructions

kindle ipad android
nook color nook other

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX:

Amazon Kindle PaperWhite, Touch, and Keyboard eReaders:

Instructions: One-page handout, OverDrive's Online instructions


Returning Kindle eBooks

You don't have to return eBooks - they automatically expire. If you finish your Kindle eBook early, you can return it before the due date so others can check it out. Online instructions from Amazon here (scroll to "return a library book" section).

Returning eBooks is completed through your Amazon account. Log into your Amazon account. Go to Manage your Kindle. Next to the title you want to return, click Actions for a menu of choices. Select Return This Book.


 



iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Download the OverDrive App for iOS devices to borrow and enjoy eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.

  • Download the OverDrive Media Console App from the Apple App store.
  • Open the OverDrive App and find the County of Los Angeles Public Library under Add a Library.
  • Borrow eBooks using your library card.
  • Find the borrowed eBook in your OverDrive account. You have three options to read the eBook:

Instructions: One-page handout, OverDrive's Online instructions


 



Android Phones & Tablets

Download the OverDrive App for Android devices to borrow and enjoy eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.

Instructions: One-page handout, OverDrive's Online instructions


 



Barnes & Noble Nook Color, HD, HD+ Tablets, and Kobo Tablets

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablets and Kobo Tablets are Android-based tablets, so you can use the Android instructions above.

Instructions: One-page handout, OverDrive's Online instructions


 



Barnes & Noble Nook (black & white), Sony Reader, and other eReaders

Barnes & Noble Nook (Black & White), Sony Reader, Pandigital, Literati eReaders can download EPUB eBooks and transfer them to your device.

One-time setup: Download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your Windows or Mac computer, and create an Adobe ID.

Browse, check out & download an EPUB book on your computer through OverDrive. Then connect the device to your computer with the cord and transfer the eBook to your device. Eject your device and enjoy your eBook!

Instructions: One-page handout, OverDrive's Online instrutions


 



Windows/PC or Mac Computer & Others

Computer users (Windows & Mac):

  • Books in the OverDrive Read format can be read in your computer's browser, or you can use the Kindle Cloud Reader, or Adobe Digital Editions. Learn more: Windows computer or Mac computer.

Windows Phone Users:


 



Help

Please visit the OverDrive Help page to find how-to videos, screenshots and detailed instructions. Still need help? Contact support.