ORL eBooks

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

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ORL eBooks Collection


Explore the video tutorials or the instructions linked below to learn how to get started!

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Getting Started with Digital Books, for Tablets or Smartphones

Using the Libby App 
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 5.0 and newer, and Windows devices using Windows 10 or Windows 10 mobile.

Using the OverDrive App
You can also download eBooks and eAudiobooks directly to your tablet or smartphone using the original App. It is available for iPads and iPhones running iOS 9.0 or newer, Android tablets, smartphones or Amazon Fire tablets running Android 5.0 and newer.


Getting Started with eBooks, for Computers and eReaders

For Newer Kobo eReaders
You can borrow eBooks from the library right on the Kobo eReader itself! For newer Kobos (e.g., Libra, Forma, Aura ONE, Aura Edition 2, and Clara HD)..

For other 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). Note: Kindle eReaders (including Paperwhite, Oasis) are not compatible with borrowing public library eBooks.

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 Windows Computers running 7 or newer, and for Sony Walkman, iPods etc.


Additional Help

Device Advice
When it comes to deciding between an eReader and a tablet, here are some points to consider... 

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
Having any problems with downloading eBooks to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to transfer to eReaders? 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 10 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 10 titles on hold from the ORL eBooks collection       



Need Further Help?

Call us at 1-844-649-8127.

Email help@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 

Note: 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. You can pay fees online. To renew an expired card, call your library branch