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Apps for Research & Writing: Overdrive

A guide containing recommended apps for research, ebook reading, and document storage, sharing, annotating and citing.


overdrive logoRead, Listen, Watch, Enjoy.
One app, thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from your local library.


MCLA has access to the Overdrive collection through our CWMARS consortium. Overdrive books are primarily fiction, leisure reading, not scholarly ebooks.  

Available for Android, Black berry, iPad/iPhone, and Windows phones, use the Overdrive app to access and download overdrive ebooks and audio ebooks.  Contact us if you need your login information.

overdrive help imageOverdrive Help

Watch how-to videos, find answers to your questions, and more.

overdrive apps imageApplications

Information about the applications used for digital media.

lending policies imageLibrary Lending Policies

Learn how many items you can check out, for how long, and more.

overdrive support imageSupport

Still need help? Contact Support.

Use the Overdrive app to find and download ebooks.

overdrive app

Sign in with your library barcode number (found on your MCLA ID card)

Make sure you go to settings and under EBOOK Adobe ID, authorize your email address.

When you find the book you want, choose borrow

Then you get this screen.

You can access the book and read it in the app by going to your bookshelf (under your account)