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Using Overdrive

Learn the process for checking out audio and ebooks on your desktop or movile device

Getting Started

Getting Started with Overdrive at Conception

To get started in exploring Overdrive follow the link below:

Signing into Mobius Overdrive:

  • Click on the Sign In button
  • Select your library: Conception Abbey
  • Enter your ID Number: This is the same ID number for borrowing Mobius items and checking your account.  If you do not remember your number or aren’t sure if you have an account set up, please contact Barbie.
  • Click Sign in

Searching the collection

Overdrive records are also available in the catalog but you can also search on the MOBIUS Overdrive website. Once logged in following the instructions above, you can select search options or choose the search box.  New items and genre selections will be listed on the page.  Please keep in mind that there are around 20 libraries in the consortium serving all kinds of patrons.  Some of the selections would probably not be items we would have in our collection.  Since all the libraries are sharing the same catalog, we can see all the selections

Above the cover image, you can see if the item is available or if there is a waitlist. 

Compatible Devices

Overdrive works with a Kindle as well as iOS and Android mobile devices.  You can also read/listen on your computer.  If you are downloading an eBook to a mobile device you will need an app.  Overdrive has two apps: Overdrive App and Libby.  If you have a Kindle, you should use the Overdrive App. 

Check out information

  • You can have 10 checkouts and 5 holds at a time
  • You select the checkout time you want: 7, 14, or 21 days
  • You can return an item before the due date or let the item go the entire checkout time.
  • When an item’s checkout period expires the item will automatically become inaccessible

Overdrive items work just like physical library items.  If there is one copy and it is checked out, you will have to wait until it is “returned” before checking it out.  You can put holds on these items in the meantime.

Steps for Checking out an item:

  • Click on the cover image
  • Click the Borrow button and a window will appear
  • Select the checkout time (7,14, or 21 days)
  • Click the Borrow button and a new window will appear
  • You can select a format option

Signing Out:

  • Click on My account (this might be in various places, depending on the device)
  • Click on Sign out

Returning an item before the due date:

On Mobius Overdrive Website

  • Click on My account (this might be in various places, depending on the device)
  • Click on Loans
  • Click Return under the title cover

On Kindle (Return)

  • On Amazon’s website, go to Manage Your Content and Devices
  • Find the title in the Your Content list, then select …
  • Select Return this book in the pop-up window
  • Select yes to confirm and return the book
  • Follow the delete instructions below to delete the book from your Kindle

On Kindle (Delete)

  • On Amazon’s website, go to Manage Your Content and Devices
  • In the Your Content list, select the box next to the book you would like to remove
  • Select Delete