Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks
Downloading material takes only a few steps. Make sure you have your device (tablet, ereader, etc.) and your library card ready!
1) From our website, click on Ebooks & eAudiobooks (under the eResources tab).
2) Click on the OverDrive logo.
3) You should now be on the Ontario Library Service Download Centre.
4) Select Account at the top of the page
5) Start typing Grey Highlands Public Library into the field box and select it with your mouse.
6) A new field box will appear. Type in your library card number and click Sign In.
BROWSE FOR MATERIAL
1) Click on the Menu icon (top of page) to browse featured collections, genres, and formats (ebooks, audiobooks, or videos).
2) Did you find something you’d like to check out? Simply hover your mouse over the cover to see its availability.
NOTE: If the item is available, you will have the option to Borrow (item is added to your Checkouts). If the item is checked out, you can Place a Hold (you will be notified by email when item comes available).
3) You can add up to 10 books to your Checkouts.
1) Click on the Account icon (top of page) to view the contents of your Checkouts cart.
2) Each item will have the option to download or read (in browser). Sometimes, you may be given the option to choose a download format. If you want to learn more about the differences in ebook formats, read this helpful OverDrive article.
Getting started with OverDrive can sometimes be a bit frustrating. OverDrive has an easy-to-use Help portal with lots tutorials and guides. If you are still having difficulty or would like some one-on-one assistance, Library staff are happy to help! Please visit our Contact Us page and get in touch.
The Grey Highlands Public Library is a member of the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS). In 2008 the Ontario Ministry of Culture announced an investment of $15 Million to help SOLS and OLS-North work collaboratively to “support public libraries to bridge the digital divide and to provide all Ontarians with equitable access to digital information, community collections and services”. One of the projects that emerged was the Ontario Library Service Download Centre, a collection of electronic material (ebooks, audiobooks, and videos) provided free for library customers. This collection is all offered through the OverDrive platform.