ORL eBooks

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

Visit the ORL eBooks Collection

ORL eBooks Collection


Explore the links below to learn how to get started with enjoying your digital book.

Getting Started with eBooks and 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.

Find out more about compatible eReaders from OverDrive Help.    


Getting Started with eBooks and the Sony Readers  

For Sony Reader PRS-T1, PRS-T2.


Getting Started with Digital Books and Tablets or Smartphones

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).      


Getting Started with eAudiobooks and MP3 Players

Learn how to download eAudiobooks to your computer and transfer them to an MP3 player.

For Sony Walkman, iPods etc.

Find out more about compatible media players from OverDrive Help.   


ORL eBooks Collection FAQs

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


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

  • 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.