OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks

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OverDrive® is a growing collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Mathews Memorial Library is part of a consortium of 16 + public libraries (SOVALUe) continually adding to the collection so you are sure to find a great read any time! You can download and read eBooks on your Windows PC or Mac computer, tablet, eBook reader (including Nook, Kindle and others) or smartphone. Download and listen to audiobooks on your computer or your portable music player.

Users of OverDrive® will find a large selection of bestsellers, new releases and educational eBooks covering a wide variety of subjects. Titles on our OverDrive® website are available for patrons to browse, check out and download 24/7.

Patrons may check out up to 5 titles at one time for checkout periods of up to 3 weeks. If you do not have your own eBook reader you may check out a Nook or Kindle from the library.


1. Get your library PIN. Your PIN is the same as the password used to access your account or reserve books online using our catalog. Browse to catalog.mathewslibrary.org and click on Login in the upper right corner.  Enter your library card number and "userpass" as the temporary password.  You will then have the opportunity to create your own password. Please call the library at (804)725-5747 for password assistance.

2. Browse to help.overdrive.com for instructions specific to your device. (Click on Devices in the top menu and select your device). We also have device specific instructional handouts at the library.

3. Install the OverDrive Media Console for Windows or Mac computers.  Download the OverDrive App from your device's app store. Choose your device below to download OverDrive:

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4. Access Content:

  • Log in to our OverDrive® website or OverDrive® app using your library card number and PIN. Logging in to OverDrive® is important! Additional titles available exclusively for Mathews Memorial Library patrons are visible only if you log in.
  • Read in the browser on Windows and Mac computers.
  • Download and transfer to most eBook readers using Adobe Digital Editions or wirelessly to Kindle e-readers.
  • Apps are available for Apple, Android and Kindle devices.  Search "OverDrive" on your device's app store.

5. For additional assistance in setting up your device, please bring it to the library. Make sure you also bring any device cables with you. The library staff are always available to help get you started with OverDrive or answer any specific questions you may have. No appointment is necessary.

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