Auckland Libraries: OverDrive on computer

OverDrive on computer

Access eBooks and eAudiobooks via the Libby, by OverDrive app or the OverDrive app on computers.

Get the Libby, by OverDrive app

  1. Download the Libby, by OverDrive app to your computer (Windows 8 or 10, Mac, or Chromebook).

    Note: For Windows desktop computer, you would also need Windows Media Player 9+.

    Libby logo


    Or access Libby on libbyapp.com 
    . We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge.

    Sign up using library card.

    Tip

    Forgot PIN/password? Reset it.

    No library card? Become a library member.

  2. Search for your library. Type 'Auckland Libraries' and select it.
  3. Sign in with your library barcode number.

For more information, check out Libby Help .


Browse and borrow

  1. Browse the collections and specific titles.
  2. Tap Borrow on available books. Click Place hold on books that are currently on loan.
  3. Open the book. 
  4. Library takes you back to browsing titles. Shelf takes you to titles that you have borrowed.


Or get the OverDrive app

  1. Download the OverDrive app to your computer (Windows 8 or 10, Mac, or Chromebook).

    Note: For Windows desktop computer, you would also need Windows Media Player+.

    Libby logo


    Or click Get Started on overdrive.com/apps/overdrive 
    . We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge.

    Sign up using your library card.

    Tip

    Forgot PIN/password? Reset it.

    No library card? Become a library member.

  2. Search for your library. Type 'Auckland Libraries' and select it.
  3. Sign in with your library barcode number.

For more information, check out OverDrive Help .


No access to OverDrive?

On 30 October 2020, OverDrive made necessary security upgrades to protect the privacy of user data. These updates mean some devices with older operating systems lost access to the OverDrive app and OverDrive websites. 

If you see the message about losing OverDrive access on a Windows 7 computer, you need to upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and/or update your browser to the latest version.




Auckland Libraries:OverDrive on computer ​Follow this guide to access eBooks and eAudiobooks on computers.