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Download Software

  • If you are using a mobile device like a smart phone, tablet, or iPod touch, download the free Overdrive app from your app store (for eBooks and eAudiobooks).
  • If you are using a computer, download Adobe Digital Editions (for eBooks) and/or the Overdrive App (for eAudiobooks and eVideos). Some eBooks and eAudiobooks can be read/listened to in your web browser without any additional software; look for books in the Overdrive Read or Overdrive Listen format for this function.


  • The Overdrive mobile app will prompt you to create an account or log in with Facebook, in order to authorize your use of loaned eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Adobe Digital Editions will prompt you to authorize the software with an Adobe ID.  Enter one you already have or choose to create one.  You can also authorize your software by going into the app Settings and choosing Account or visiting Help in Adobe Digital Editions and entering an Adobe ID.
  • In the mobile app, save Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library as a favorite by going to the app menu and selecting Add a Library.  Search for the library system and highlight the star by Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library to save the library to your list.

Search for Books

  • On a computer, go to the library homepage and select Overdrive under Downloads to view the Overdrive catalog.  Search for books by typing search terms in the box at the top right or browse by category. You can also search and checkout Overdrive eBooks/eAudiobooks directly from the library catalog or by using the search box at the top of most library pages.
  • In the app, touch Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library to enter the Overdrive catalog. Search for books by typing search terms in the box at the top right or browse by category.

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The OverDrive Support page has answers to many common questions.

If you can't find what you need, please contact the OverDrive Front Line Tech Support for help.

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