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​Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from your library account!


Check out and use Greater Phoenix Digital Library's eBooks, eAudiobooks and Streaming Videos directly from the Phoenix Public Library catalog.  

To do so, you'll need to sign into your Library Account, find a title and choose either Place Hold or Check Out.  Digital Holds and borrowed eMaterials (only from Greater Phoenix Digital Library) will now appear alongside your physical holds and borrowed materials.  But don't worry, you can still check out 10 eBooks or eAudiobooks in addition to your 35 physical item limit. 

 
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After checking out an item, you'll  choose your format.  Learn more about the correct digital format for your device here. Once you have selected your format, the title will appear on your Greater Phoenix Digital Library Bookshelf in your browser or on your app. 
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Use eBooks, eAudiobooks or eVideos without leaving the Library Catalog!

To open your titles without using an App or software, you'll need to choose the Overdrive READ format for eBooks, the LISTEN format for eAudiobooks and the STREAMING VIDEO format for eVideos. Once you've selected your format, click Get Title and your title will open directly in your browser. ​ Be sure your browser will allow pop-ups. 

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​​​​READ in Browser format

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Helpful Hints
  • When asked to choose a format, remember this: the Overdrive Read format will open instantly in your browser, while Kindle and EPUB format download to your app. 
  • Not all titles are available in Overdrive Read format. 
  • Popups must be allowed by your browser for instant viewing or listening. 
  • eBooks in Overdrive Read format can be downloaded for offline use.  eAudiobooks in the Listen format or Streaming Videos cannot be downloaded and require internet access. 
  • To learn more about the which apps work best for your device, go here. ​
  • For more help with Greater Phoenix Digital Library, check out the Overdrive​ Support Page. ​