Open our OverDrive library


Idaho Falls Public Library patrons who live in the City of Idaho Falls or Bonneville County can access tens of thousands of electronic ebooks, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines through the OverDrive app.

Because of licensing restrictions, OverDrive materials are only available to patrons who live inside Bonneville County.

How To Borrow Books with the OverDrive App

Click any step to see a download link or screen shot:

1. Download the OverDrive app …
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2. Open the app and tap the Sign In button …

Screen shot of the OverDrive start screen

3. Tap the Sign in using library card button …

Screen shot of the OverDrive sign in screen

4. Enter idaho falls public library into the search window and tap Go

Screen shot of the OverDrive Find Your Library screen

5. Select Idaho Falls Public Library from the list of search results …

Screen shot of the OverDrive library search results

6. On the screen that loads, enter your complete library card number, no spaces …

Screen shot of the OverDrive card entry screen

7. Once the app opens, tap the Add a library tile …

Screen shot of the Add a Library tile

7a. Note: If you’ve already used the app, the tile will instead read, Add a title

Screen shot of the add title tile

8. On the screen that loads, scroll down to browse featured books and collections …

Screen shot of the IFPL OverDrive home page

8a. … or use the search feature to find specific titles, authors, series, or subjects …

Screen shot of the search feature in the OverDrive app

9. Tap a cover to see more details, then tap the Borrow button to check it out …

Screen shot of the borrow button on the OverDrive item detail page

9a. Note: If the book is unavailable, tap the place a hold button to request it …

Screen shot of the hold button on the OverDrive item detail page

10. If prompted, re-enter your card number to sign in …

Screen shot of the site sign in window in the OverDrive app

11. Tap the Borrow button a second time …

Screen shot of the borrow button on the OverDrive checkout page

12. Tap the Read Now button to start reading or listening …

Note: Most titles will be available to read or listen to through the OverDrive app (download the content), the Kindle app (redirects to Amazon), and/or to read in your browser (stream the content). Some may only be available with one option.

Screen shot of the read now button in the OverDrive app

For more help, visit the OverDrive website.

New! OverDrive Magazines

collage of magazine covers

Instantly access thousands of digital magazines through the OverDrive or Libby apps. Each issue is always available; no wait times required!

How to Find the Magazines

Video: Learn how to browse the magazines, search by title, and borrow a specific issue. Click below to play the video.

For instructions on how to browse the magazines in Libby, click here.

OverDrive App

On a mobile device or Windows 10 computer, use the OverDrive app to sign in and manage your ebooks and audiobooks. If you have trouble using the app, visit the library or browse OverDrive’s online getting-started page.

Libby App

The Libby app is an alternate way to access our OverDrive collection. It features a refined user interface, support for multiple cards, and more streamlined setup and borrowing processes. Learn more about this app.

OverDrive Support Links