eBooks & Audiobooks
Borrow ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere with OverDrive, our virtual library service! You can read ebooks on just about any device – computers, Kindles, tablets, even on your phone! Audiobooks are a fantastic way to spend a long commute, to make a story come alive, and to engage young readers. Go to the OverDrive site »
Learn About Overdrive
Using NDPL’s OverDrive subscription, cardholders get access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks right from the comfort of home. Renewing books is easy and returns are automatic!
OverDrive gives you access to the State Library’s digital media collection – more than 9000 ebooks and over 7000 audiobooks!
We’ve put together some information and links to help you get started with OverDrive. As always, if you have any questions, you can come down to the library or contact us. Getting started with new technology can sometimes feel daunting, so we’re happy to help you learn how to use this excellent service!
Did you know...
There’s an OverDrive app!
LIBBY: THE OVERDRIVE APP
Libby is an app made especially for libraries by OverDrive. You can use this app to manage your ebook loans, browse OverDrive, download and stream audiobooks, and more. You do not need the Libby app to use OverDrive. It’s just a convenience that many people enjoy!
Features of the Libby app
- Libby can send your library books right to your Kindle (if you have one).
- Allows you to enjoy audiobooks in your car through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a Bluetooth connection.
- All your loans and holds are consolidated on a single shelf.
- Helps you download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space on your device.
- Keeps track of your reading history in the Activity tab.
- Positions, bookmarks, and notes are kept in sync across all devices.
- Sample any book with a tap—nothing to download or delete.
- Try a zoomable graphic novel or a picture book with read-along audio.
Learn more in the attached video or get the app »
Making the Virtual Library Possible
The New Hampshire State Library’s Downloadable Books Consortium was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Funding for additional materials was made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.