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Popular adult, teen, and kid's eBooks & Audiobooks in fiction and nonfiction, as well as streaming videos for the whole family.
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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OverDrive provides eBooks and Audiobooks to read online or download using your computer or mobile device.

Kids Reading Room

Kids Reading Room includes picture books, chapter books, audiobooks, read-along books and more. 


    Teens Reading Room

    Teens Reading Room includes popular Young Adult eBooks and Audiobooks for streaming and download on mobile devices.


      Streaming Movies

      Stream popular movies, documentaries, fitness videos, children's movies, and more.


        Getting Started with OverDrive

        Step 1: Get a free DC Public Library Card.

        Step 2: Download Libby, OverDrive's newest app. 

        Step 3: Find instructions for your specific device.  

        Step 4: Browse our OverDrive collection to find your next read.


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            Frequently Asked Questions

            How many books can I check out? How many holds can I place? 

            Checkouts   You can borrow up to 10 titles at a time
            Lending Periods    You can choose your default lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days
            Holds You can have up to 15* holds at a time
            Recommendations You can recommend 7 titles every 7 days
            Wish List You can add 5,000 titles to your wish list

            *Please note: On June 12 our OverDrive hold limit was updated to 15 holds. Current holds will not be affected by this change, however you will not be able to place any new holds until you are below the hold limit.

            How do I renew an eBook?

            Renewing digital titles works a little differently than renewing physical books from the library. When you renew a digital title, it doesn't extend your lending period. Instead, it lets you borrow the title again immediately after your current checkout expires (if there are no existing holds) or it places you on the wait list to borrow the title again as soon as possible (if there are existing holds).

            You'll see the option to renew a title three days before it's set to expire. A Request again button will appear under the title on your Loans page. Learn more about renewing digital titles.


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