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View our OverDrive ebook Library Collection

The Danbury Library now moved from 3M to OverDrive ebooks. They are available to circulate through your personal computer, smart phone, e-reader and tablet. Using the free OverDrive app that you will need to download to your device or computer, you can read the same ebook on up to six different devices. 

Getting Started

Borrowing, Reserving and Renewing Materials

  • Overdrive ebooks are available to all residents of Danbury with a valid Danbury Library Card. More information about library cards ...
  • Each ebook can be checked out to one Danbury Library customer at a time.
  • Danbury Library customer can check out up to 5 ebooks at a time.
  • Customers may place up to 3 holds at one time on ebook titles that are checked out.
  • Ebooks are checked out for 7 or 14 days and may be returned early (mobile apps only). 
  • Ebooks may not be renewed but may be checked out again immediately if there are no holds on the ebook.
  • Not all publishers make their ebooks available to library customers.
  • The Overdrive app for personal computers can be used to search, borrow, and reserve ebooks that can later be downloaded to your device.       
  • To check a book in early, go to the My Books tab and then click on List View for the Currently Reading area. Each book will have a red button called “Check in” that you can click to return the book.

    You can also remove books that are in your hold list by clicking the List View button for the Hold List section and click on the Remove from Hold List.

Help in downloading to Your Device 

Desktop/Laptop 
Using your computer visit OverDrive the free app. You will need to know your current operating system.

iPhone/iPad
Using your device, visit the Apple App Store and download the free OverDrive app.

Windows Phone

Nook Tablet Download the OverDrive app from the Google Play or the Nook Apps Store.

Android Tablets and Smart Phones Using your device, visit the Google Play Store   and download the free OverDrive app.

Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX Download the OverDrive app from the Amazon Appstore

E Ink Kindles Use a computer, table, or smarphone to open your OverDrive powered website.

Kobo Download the OverDrive app from Google Play.

E-Readers Using your computer download the ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) software on your Windows or Mac computer. Your selected ebooks must first be downloaded to your computer and side-loaded to your e-reader using the app.

Setting up Your App

When you first launch the app, you will need to include the following information:
Add a Library: (search by city, postal code or library name)
Select Library: Danbury Public Library
Sign In: (Enter Your Library-ID: Your 14 digit Danbury Library Card Number)