ORL eBooks

Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks at your fingertips

Enjoy best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more. Now includes eMagazines!

Libby/OverDrive: eBooks, eAudiobooks, & eMagazines

Go to the ORL eBooks|OverDrive Collection

Explore the video tutorials or the instructions linked below to learn how to get started!

Watch Tutorials


For Tablets or Smartphones

Using the Libby App 
Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. It’s fast and easy to get started! It is available for iPads and iPhones running iOS 10.0 or newer, Android tablets and smartphones running Android 5.0 and newer.


Using the OverDrive App
You can also borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks on your tablet or smartphone using the original OverDriv App (eMagazines can only be read on a browser). It is available for iPads and iPhones running iOS 12.0 or newer, Android tablets, smartphones or Amazon Fire tablets running Android 5.0 and newer.

Notice: The OverDrive App will be removed from Google Play and Apple Appstore stores on February 23, 2022. The OverDrive app will continue to be available from the Amazon App Store for Fire tablets.



eBooks for Computers and eReaders

For newer Kobo eReaders
Borrow eBooks from the library right on the Kobo eReader itself! For newer Kobos (e.g., Libra, Forma, Aura ONE, Aura Edition 2, and Clara HD).

For other eReaders
Download eBooks to your computer and transfer them to an eReader. For Kobo eReaders (Glo, Mini, Aura), Nook eReaders (Simple Touch, Glowlight). Note: Kindle eReaders (including Paperwhite, Oasis) are not compatible with borrowing public library eBooks.



eAudiobooks for Computers and MP3 Players

Using the OverDrive Desktop App
Learn how to download eAudiobooks to your computer to play them on the OverDrive Desktop App, or to transfer them to an MP3 player. For Windows Computers running 7 or newer, and for Sony Walkman, iPods, etc.


Additional Help

Device Advice
When it comes to deciding between an eReader and a tablet, here are some points to consider... 

Frequently Asked Questions
Get the answers for the most popular questions about downloading from the ORL eBooks Collection.

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

Troubleshooting Adobe Digital Editions
Having problems with downloading eBooks to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to transfer to eReaders? Give these troubleshooting steps a try.


OverDrive Help Websites

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.

Libby Help
OverDrive's detailed help site for using the Libby App.


Borrowing policies for the ORL eBooks|OverDrive collection

eBooks & eAudiobooks

  • You can borrow up to 10 digital books at a time
  • Digital books can be borrowed for 7, 14, or 21 days
  • Digital books can be renewed within 3 days of their due date, if there are no other requests on them 
  • You may have up to 10 digital books on hold at a time

eMagazines (new)

  • There are no limits on the number eMagazines you can borrow
  • Magazines can be borrowed for 7, 14, or 21 days
  • eMagazines can be renewed within 3 days of their due date
  • eMagazines are always available to check out       



Need Further Help?

Call us at 1-844-649-8127.

Email help@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 

Note: 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. You can pay fees online. To renew an expired card, call your library branch