ORL eBooks

Our most popular and largest collection, discover thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks to enjoy.

Visit the ORL eBooks Collection

ORL eBooks Collection

 

Explore the links below to learn how to get started!

Getting Started with Digital Books, for Tablets or Smartphones

Using the OverDrive App
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks directly to your tablet or smartphone using the OverDrive App. For iPad 2 and newer, iPod Touch & iPhone, Android devices, or Kindle Fire (HD/HDX).

Using the new Libby App (optional)
The Libby App is a new app for tablets and smartphones that has been developed by OverDrive to get you started with eBooks and eAudiobooks quickly and seamlessly! It is available for iPads and iPhones running iOS 9.0 or newer, Android tablets and smartphones running Android 4.4 and newer, and Windows devices using Windows 10 or Windows 10 mobile.

 

Getting Started with eBooks, for Computers and eReaders

For eReaders
Learn how to download eBooks to your computer and transfer them to an eReader. For Kobo eReaders (Glo, Mini, Aura), Nook eReaders (Simple Touch, Glowlight), and others.

Do you have the Kobo Aura ONE eReader? You can borrow eBooks from the library right from the Kobo eReader itself. Learn more about using the Kobo Aura ONE from OverDrive Help

 

For Sony Readers
For Sony Reader Wifi PRST1, 2, or 3, or older Sony Reader models (e.g., PRS500).

 

Getting Started with eAudiobooks, for Computers and MP3 Players

Using the OverDrive Desktop App
Learn how to download eAudiobooks to your computer to play them on the OverDrive Desktop App or to transfer them to an MP3 player. For Sony Walkman, iPods etc.

 

Additional Help

Frequently Asked Questions
Get the answers for the most popular questions about downloading from the ORL eBooks Collection.

Borrowing Digital Books from the Catalogue
Did you know that you can borrow and download digital books from the ORL eBooks collection right from the ORL Catalogue? That’s right! Browse for your print and digital reading materials in one place!

Troubleshooting Adobe Digital Editions
Some patrons who are downloading eBooks to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to transfer to eReaders may experience some problems with that program. Give these troubleshooting steps a try.

 

OverDrive Help Websites

OverDrive Help
OverDrive, the company from which the library gets digital books, has a comprehensive site offering help articles on downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks.  

OverDrive Device Profiles
Check to see how the eReader, smartphone, or tablet you have is compatible with borrowing digital books from the ORL eBooks Collection.

 

Borrowing policies for the ORL eBooks collection

  • You can borrow up to 5 titles from the ORL eBooks collection at a time
  • You can borrow the titles for 7, 14 or 21 days
  • Titles can be renewed, if there are no requests
  • You may have up to 5 titles on hold from the ORL eBooks collection       

 


 

Need Further Help?

There are many ways to get in touch with the ORL...

Visit your nearest library branch.

Call the toll-free eBook Help Line: 1-855-853-2665.

Email info@orl.bc.ca, in your email, please include:

  • any error message you’ve received
  • your ORL library card number
  • the title(s) of the book(s) you are attempting to download
  • the type of media player or eReading device you are using
  • your computer’s operating system
  • indicate you are using the ORL eBooks collection 

 

Please note that if your ORL card has expired or you have outstanding late fees of $20.00 or more, you'll be unable to borrow from this collection. Please visit your library branch to re-activate your card.