OverDrive

Thousands of popular e-books and e-audiobooks available for download onto your device.

Instructions

Apple (iPhone & iPad)

  1. Download the Libby App (OverDrive’s new platform) from the App Store!
  2. Tap “Hi!” to begin. Tap Find my Library and select New Canaan Library.
  3. Tap on the Add Your Card to register. Type in your library card number and tap Sign in.
  4. Check out eBooks and Audiobooks! Using the search bar, search by title or author for your next great read. You can also browse the holdings. Headphones in the corner of an item means audio, a book icon in the corner of an item means ebook.
  5. Once a book is borrowed, click on Shelf (to the right of the Libby icon) to view your items and to start reading/listening! Tap Library (to the left of the Libby icon) to return to the collection.
  6. Read on another device! Open the menu settings and select Download Settings. Select I Read on Another Device to edit your device preferences.

Directions for OverDrive’s Legacy App

  1. Get the Overdrive App from the App Store.
  2. Sign Up For An Overdrive Account.
  3. Tap on the top left menu-icon and “Add a Library”
  4. Search for New Canaan Library. Tap on the name in the search results. Touch the star to save to your libraries.
  5. From the top left menu-icon select ‘New Canaan Library.’ Find ‘sign in’ at the upper right and enter your New Canaan Library card barcode number.
  6. You are now ready to start checking out items from OverDrive.
  7. Search or browse for titles. To checkout a title, tap the cover and click ‘Borrow.’
  8. Once borrowed, download the item by tapping the ‘Download’ button.
  9. To enjoy the item downloaded to your device, tap the top left menu-iconand select ‘Bookshelf.’
  10. Tap on a title to begin listening or reading.

Android (phone & tablet)

  1. Download the Libby App (OverDrive’s new platform) from the Play Store!
  2. Tap “Hi!” to begin. Tap Find my Library and select New Canaan Library.
  3. Tap on the Add Your Card to register. Type in your library card number and tap Sign in.
  4. Check out eBooks and Audiobooks! Using the search bar, search by title or author for your next great read. You can also browse the holdings. Headphones in the corner of an item means audio, a book icon in the corner of an item means ebook.
  5. Once a book is borrowed, click on Shelf (to the right of the Libby icon) to view your items and to start reading/listening! Tap Library (to the left of the Libby icon) to return to the collection.
  6. Read on another device! Open the menu settings and select Download Settings. Select I Read on Another Device to edit your device preferences.

Directions for OverDrive’s Legacy App

  1. Get the Overdrive App from the Play Store.
  2. Sign Up For An Overdrive Account.
  3. Tap on the top left menu-icon and “Add a Library”
  4. Search for New Canaan Library. Tap on the name in the search results. Touch the star to save to your libraries.
  5. From the top left menu-icon select ‘New Canaan Library.’ Find ‘sign in’ at the upper right and enter your New Canaan Library card barcode number.
  6. You are now ready to start checking out items from OverDrive.
  7. Search or browse for titles. To checkout a title, tap the cover and click ‘Borrow.’
  8. Once borrowed, download the item by tapping the ‘Download’ button.
  9. To enjoy the item downloaded to your device, tap the top left menu-iconand select ‘Bookshelf.’
  10. Tap on a title to begin listening or reading.

Apple & Windows Computers

  1. Go to New Canaan Library’s OverDrive page
  2. Find ‘sign in’ at the upper right and enter your New Canaan Library card barcode number.
  3. You are now ready to start checking out items from OverDrive.
  4. Search or browse for titles. To checkout a title, tap the book and click ‘Borrow.’
  5. Once borrowed, start reading by clicking ‘Read in Your Browser”
  6. To resume a book, simply return to New Canaan Library’s OverDrive page, tap the person icon and find the book you want to resume.

Kindle

  1. Login to your New Canaan Library account using your last name and Library card number.
  2. Search for a title, author or subject.
  3. To limit your search by eBooks, select ‘Ebooks’ under Format in the left sidebar.
  4. Click ‘Checkout with OverDrive’ beside the title you want- confirm your check out and click ‘ok’.
  5. Click ‘Get eBook’ and select Kindle Book.
  6. You will be redirected to an Amazon ‘Get Your Digital Library Loan’ page- at the right, select the Kindle device that you want to deliver the eBook to and click ‘Get Library Book.’
  7. The next time your Kindle is connected to WiFi, the book will be delivered.

Nook

  1. Create an OverDrive account, if you do not already have one.
  2. Download Adobe Digital Editions for Windows or Mac
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions and sign in with your Adobe ID or OverDrive account when prompted.
  4. Connect your Nook to the computer.
  5. Login to your Library account using your last name and Library card number.
  6. Search for a title, author or subject.
  7. To limit your search by eBooks, select ‘Ebooks’ under Format in the left sidebar.
  8. Click ‘Checkout with OverDrive’ beside the title you want- confirm your check out and click ok.
  9. Click ‘Get eBook’ and select epub book.
  10. Open Adobe Digital Editions
  11. Connect your Nook to your computer.
  12. Drag and drop the title you want to transfer to your Nook from the ‘Library View’ to your device listed under ‘My Devices’ in the left sidebar.
  13. The book will remain active on your Nook for the borrow period.