Read eBooks or listen to audiobooks online from a laptop or desktop computer using the Overdrive digital interface or on your cell phone or tablet device with the Overdrive App. Overdrive is a digital lending library for electronic devices. You will need a library card and an Internet connection to create an account.


Creating an Overdrive Account

  • If you have an Android, Apple OS, or Microsoft device (phone or tablet):  Download the Libby app (this is a newer user-friendly app from Overdrive). It can be found in the App Store (Apple), Google Play store (Android), or Microsoft Store (Windows) on your device.
  • If you have a Kindle:  Download the Overdrive app. It can be found under the Apps tab.   
  • If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, you can access by clicking on Go Directly to Overdrive Online below.  Click on the Sign In button and proceed to step three.  
  • Follow the steps, and when prompted, enter your library card barcode as an ID and the last 4 digits of your phone as a password (unless you've changed your default password).
  • Click on the Creating an Overdrive Account link for more detailed instructions.

Getting Started (by specific device)

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  • Other, click Getting Started above.  

Get Help from a Librarian

  • Make an appointment with librarian Kyle Craig
    Email Kyle at > kcraig@rcls.org or call 845 359-2811
    Kyle's hours are Monday to Wednesday from 1 - 9 pm and Thursday 9 - 5
    He will be happy to help you understand ebook / audiobook borrowing


Go Directly to Overdrive Online

  • Sign in to your Overdrive account to find books and materials
  • You must have already created an account to sign in
  • Materials will sync (copy) from device to another

Catalog

  • You can also check out eBooks and audiobooks through our catalog
  • Items you check out will sync (copy) from device to another
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FAQs from Overdrive

  • Help with common problems

Video Help

  • For those who are more visual learners

Get Help at the Library

  • Set up an appointment with librarian Kyle Craig
    Email Kyle at > kcraig@rcls.org or call 845 359-2811
    Kyle's hours are Monday to Wednesday from 1 - 9 pm and Thursday 9 - 5
    He will be happy to help you understand ebook / audiobook borrowing

Ask Overdrive

  • Still need help?
    Fill out the online form and submit it to Overdrive
    (our library system pays for this service, which is free to our patrons)