Use OverDrive and the library’s Indiana Digital Media collection to browse and download a variety of adult and youth eBooks, audiobooks, music, and movies. Many titles are available for download to a variety of devices.

Access OverDrive here: http://idm.lib.overdrive.com/.

Accessing Your OverDrive Account and Checking Out Items

  • Click here to access OverDrive on your computer or device.
  • Click Account in the top menu.
  • Select Vigo County Public Library from the dropdown menu.
  • Enter your library card number and your PIN.
  • Browse or search to find items that interest you.
  • Items that are available will have a Borrow button; items which are already checked out will have a Place A Hold button instead.
    • When placing a hold, you will be asked to enter and confirm your email address.
    • When the item is available to download, you will receive an email.
    • You will have 3 days to access the item. Once accessed, the item will be checked out to you for the regular loan period.

Reading OverDrive eBooks

  • In Your Browser:

    • If your browser is not up to date, please update it to the latest version available. Additional add-ons, such as Adobe Flash Player or Java, may also need to be updated.
    • Log into your Account to see the items that you have borrowed.
    • Click on the Read (In your browser) button to launch OverDrive Read.
    • Click on the right margin of the page to advance to the next page; click the left margin to go back a page.
    • Click the flag at the top left of the page to bookmark.
  • On Your Device:

    • Check to see that your device is supported at the OverDrive Device Resource Center.
    • Download the appropriate OverDrive Media Console app for your device.
    • If necessary, authorize your device with your Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you will need to register for one to authorize your device.
    • To download books onto your device:
      • Enter the application menu and select Get Books.
      • Select Add a Library.
      • Search for Vigo County Public Library.
      • Select the Vigo County Public Library's mobile OverDrive website.
      • Select Login and enter your library card and PIN.
      • Browse or search books.
      • Add items you wish to checkout to your cart.
      • When you are ready to check out, select Proceed to Checkout.
      • Select Confirm Check Out to make the title available.
      • Select Download to download the eBook.
      • Please Note: These instructions may vary between devices. For additional help, video tutorials are available for most major devices.
  • On Your Desktop or Laptop:

    • Download and install Adobe Digital Editions.
    • If you are not automatically prompted to authorize Adobe Digital Editions, select Help->Authorize Computer on the Main Menu.
    • If you do not have an Adobe ID, click Create an Adobe ID. A window in your browser will open to allow you to create an Adobe ID.
    • Enter your Adobe ID and password, then click Authorize.
    • Log into your OverDrive account on the OverDrive website.
    • Select the format of the eBook that you wish to download. Adobe Digital Editions will open EPUB eBooks and PDF eBooks.
    • Download the item installer; please make note of where the installer downloads or change the location to one that you will easily remember.
    • If Adobe Digital Editions does not automatically open or add the eBook to its selection list, locate and double click the installer to open the book in Adobe Digital Editions.

Using OverDrive Audio Books and Music

  • On Your Device:

    • Check to see that your device is supported at the OverDrive Device Resource Center.
    • Download the appropriate OverDrive Media Console app for your device.
    • If necessary, authorize your device with your Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you will need to register for one to authorize your device.
    • To download items onto your device:
      • Enter the application menu and select Get Books.
      • Select Add a Library.
      • Search for Vigo County Public Library.
      • Select the Vigo County Public Library's mobile OverDrive website.
      • Select Login and enter your library card and PIN.
      • Browse or search audio books or music.
      • Add items you wish to checkout to your cart.
      • When you are ready to check out, select Proceed to Checkout.
      • Select Confirm Check Out to make the title available.
      • Select Download to download the item.
      • Please Note: These instructions may vary between devices and not all items will be available in a format that works for every device. For additional help, video tutorials are available for most major devices.
  • On Your Desktop or Laptop:

    • Download the OverDrive Media Console and follow the installer's instructions.
    • Windows operating system users may require a one-time security update to Windows Media Player to use OverDrive Media Console and DRM-protected media. To install this update:
    • Log into your OverDrive account on the OverDrive website.
    • If necessary, select the format of the item you wish to download.
    • Download the item installer; please make note of where the installer downloads or change the location to one that you will easily remember.
    • Open OverDrive Media Console.
    • Go to File->Open and navigate to the download location of the item installer.
    • Open the item and follow the instructions to install the item.

For additional help and more tutorials, see OverDrive Help and the OverDrive Help Videos.