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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017     Views: 431

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OverDrive allows you to browse and read or listen to popular eBooks and audiobooks directly on your computer or mobile device. OverDrive is available via the catalog, on the A-Z Database List, and on select research guides. You may also find individual OverDrive book titles in the catalog. Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks may be checked out for 21 days, and are automatically returned to the library at the end of the checkout period.

See the following instructions to get started:

 

Use OverDrive on Your Computer:

To browse and access the OverDrive collection on your computer, you must login using your myGS username and password. Follow these instructions to log in:

  • After opening OverDrive, click on "Account." Sign in with your myGS username and password. Do not include "@georgiasouthern" with your MyGS username:

OverDrive Account Login Screenshots and Callouts

 

Once you are logged in, you can set your account preferences, and browse and check out books. For additional support using the OverDrive website, see the OverDrive Help Guide.

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.

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Use OverDrive on Your Mobile Device

To browse and access the OverDrive collection on your mobile device, you must install the OverDrive App on your device, select Georgia Southern  as your library, and login using your myGS username and password.

Follow these instructions to set up the mobile app. These instructions use the Apple iPhone 6 as an example. Please refer to OverDrive's help page for mobile apps if you have difficulty applying these instructions to your device:

OverDrive App Login with Callouts

 

  •  Under "Find Your Library, search for "Georgia Southern." Select "Georgia Southern University" from the result list:

OverDrive Mobile App Login with Callouts

 

  • Under "Sign into your library," enter your MyGS username and password, then click "Sign in." Do not include "@georgiasouthern.edu" with your MyGS username or you will receive an error:

OverDrive Mobile App login with Callouts

  • Click on the menu icon in the upper left hand of the screen, then click "Add a library." Search for "Georgia Southern" and click on "Georgia Southern University" in the results list. On the next page, select "Georgia Southern University" under "Library Systems." 

OverDrive Mobile App Setup with Callouts

  • Under "Finish setting up," verify if you are 13 or older, then click "Sign in." You will now be directed to the OverDrive collection:

OverDrive Mobile App Setup with Callouts

 

Once you are set up, you can set additional account preferences, and browse and check out books. For additional support using the OverDrive mobile app on your device, see the OverDrive Help Guide.

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.

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