If you received a new ereader or tablet over the holidays and want to take advantage of Merrimack Valley Library Consortium’s (MVLC) ebooks, look for the OverDrive icon on the front page of the library website. With a valid library card, through OverDrive, you can borrow up to 5 books at once and set your own checkout parameters of seven, 14, or 21 days.
OverDrive's "MyHelp" section provides instructions for how to download ebooks on a variety of devices, including the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and Smartphone. You can search “available titles only,” but if the book you want isn’t available, you can place a hold. Title suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
Look for OverDrive Advantage which makes extra copies of selected popular titles available to North Reading users only.
Get a Boston Public Library card online and you can expand your choice of ebooks through BPL’s OverDrive site. All Massachusetts residents are eligible to receive a BPL card.
OverDrive also offers downloadable audiobooks.
If you’d like help to get started with using OverDrive, please contact the Reference Department at 978-664-4942.