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Start reading instantly in your browser with OverDrive Read

With OverDrive Read, you can read eBooks right in your browser with a single click—no software or downloads required.

OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running up-to-date web browsers. OverDrive Read is available for most eBooks from your digital library.

How to use OverDrive Read

Once you borrow a book, click or tap the Read button from your Checkouts.

OverDrive Read button

Notes, highlights, and other features

OverDrive Read lets you add bookmarks, search for terms, add notes and highlights, look up word definitions, change the font size and style, and more.

As long as you have an active internet connection, you can return to the eBook at any time during your loan and your place, bookmarks, notes, and highlights will be saved.

Read offline

On most devices, you can select the cloud icon in the OverDrive Read menu to cache (download) an eBook so you can read it offline. Make sure to also bookmark the eBook in your browser or save the eBook's URL so you can get back to it in your browser once you’re offline.

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Learn more and see samples at http://readinfo.overdrive.com.

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Availability can change throughout the month based on the library's budget.

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Once playback starts, you have hours to view the title.

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The OverDrive Read format of this eBook has professional narration that plays while you read in your browser. Learn more here.

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To make room for more checkouts, you may be able to return titles from your Checkouts page.

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There have been too many titles checked out and returned by your account within a short period of time.

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You will be prompted to sign into your library account on the next page.

If this is your first time selecting “Send to NOOK,” you will then be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. You should only have to sign into your NOOK account once to link it to your library account. After this one-time step, periodicals will be automatically sent to your NOOK account when you select "Send to NOOK."

The first time you select “Send to NOOK,” you will be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. You should only have to sign into your NOOK account once to link it to your library account. After this one-time step, periodicals will be automatically sent to your NOOK account when you select "Send to NOOK."

You can read periodicals on any NOOK tablet or in the free NOOK reading app for iOS, Android or Windows 8.

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