ORL eBooks

Our most popular and largest collection, discover thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks to enjoy.

Visit the ORL eBooks Collection

ORL eBooks Collection


Notice: Some patrons who are downloading eBooks to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) may experience some problems with that program. 

ORL staff are working as quickly as possible to help patrons resolve the issues that they are experiencing with Adobe Digital Editions. Thanks for your patience, during this busy time! 

Are you experiencing any problems with Adobe Digital Editions? Click here for troubleshooting steps to try out


Explore the links below to learn how to get started with enjoying your digital book.

ORL eBooks Collection FAQs
Get the answers for the most popular questions about downloading from the ORL eBooks Collection.


Getting Started with eBooks and eReaders
Learn how to download eBooks to your computer and transfer them to an eReader. For Kobo eReaders (Glo, Mini, Aura), Nook eReaders (Simple Touch, Glowlight), and others.
Find out more about compatible eReaders from OverDrive Help.    

Do you have the Kobo Aura ONE eReader? You can borrow eBooks from the library right from the Kobo eReader itself. Learn more about using the Kobo Aura ONE from OverDrive Help.


Getting Started with eBooks and the Sony Readers
For Sony Reader Wifi PRST1, 2, or 3, or older Sony Reader models (e.g., PRS500).


Getting Started with Digital Books and Tablets or Smartphones
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks directly to your tablet or smartphone using the OverDrive App. For iPad 2 and newer, iPod Touch & iPhone, Android devices, or Kindle Fire (HD/HDX).      


Getting Started with eAudiobooks and MP3 Players
Learn how to download eAudiobooks to your computer and transfer them to an MP3 player. For Sony Walkman, iPods etc.
Find out more about compatible media players from OverDrive Help.


Borrowing Digital Books from the Catalogue
Did you know that you can borrow and download digital books from the ORL eBooks collection right from the ORL Catalogue? That’s right! Browse for your print and digital reading materials in one place!


OverDrive Help
OverDrive, the company from which the library gets digital books, has a comprehensive site offering help articles on downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks.  

OverDrive Device Profiles
Check to see how the eReader, smartphone, or tablet you have is compatible with borrowing digital books from the ORL eBooks Collection.  


Borrowing policies for the ORL eBooks collection

  • You can borrow up to 5 titles from the ORL eBooks collection at a time
  • You can borrow the titles for 7, 14 or 21 days
  • Titles can be renewed, if there are no requests
  • You may have up to 5 titles on hold from the ORL eBooks collection       



Need Further Help?

There are many ways to get in touch with the ORL...

Visit your nearest library branch.

Call the toll-free eBook Help Line: 1-855-853-2665.   

Email info@orl.bc.ca, in your email, please include:

  • any error message you’ve received
  • your ORL library card number
  • the title(s) of the book(s) you are attempting to download
  • the type of media player or eReading device you are using
  • your computer’s operating system
  • indicate you are using the ORL eBooks collection 


Please note that if your ORL card has expired or you have outstanding late fees of $20.00 or more, you'll be unable to borrow from this collection. Please visit your library branch to re-activate your card.