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OverDrive

Ebooks and Audiobooks

We have tens of thousands of OverDrive ebooks, emagazines, and digital audiobooks available to library patrons living inside the City of Idaho Falls or Bonneville County.

Use your library card number to sign in. Use an internet browser or download the OverDrive or Libby apps on a mobile or Windows 10+ device.

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

The OverDrive app will no longer be supported after 2022. See below for details.

OverDrive App

Notice—The OverDrive company has issued an end-of-life notice for their original OverDrive app (uses this blue icon with a white letter O). Starting February 2022, the app will be removed from the App Store / Play Store. Those who already have it downloaded may continue to use it throughout most of 2022, but will eventually have to switch to the newer Libby app. For help with making this switch, please visit our third-floor service desk.

OverDrive is a mobile app that lets you search for the ebooks and audiobooks the Idaho Falls Public Library has purchased and download them to your device. You can use the OverDrive App on Apple, Kindle Fire, Android, and Windows devices.

Download the OverDrive App

Download the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store.

Download on the App Store

Download the OverDrive app from the Google Play Store.

Get it on Google Play

Download the OverDrive app from the Windows App Store.

windows store download icon

To install OverDrive on your Kindle Fire, use the App search feature at the top of your screen.

Instructions for Use

Click the steps to see screen shots.

1. Tap the Sign In button.

Screen shot of the OverDrive start screen

2. Tap the Sign in using library card button.

Screen shot of the OverDrive sign in screen

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

Screen shot of the OverDrive Find Your Library screen

4. Select Idaho Falls Public Library from the list.

Screen shot of the OverDrive library search results

5. Enter your complete library card number (no spaces).

Screen shot of the OverDrive card entry screen

6. Tap the Add a library tile.

Screen shot of the Add a Library tile

6a. If you’ve already used the app, the tile will instead read, Add a title

Screen shot of the add title tile

7. Scroll down to browse featured books and collections.

Screen shot of the IFPL OverDrive home page

7a. Or use the search feature to find specific titles, authors, series, or subjects.

Screen shot of the search feature in the OverDrive app

8. Tap a book 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

8a. 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

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

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

10. Tap the Borrow button.

Screen shot of the borrow button on the OverDrive checkout page

11. Tap the Read Now button.

For help with connecting the OverDrive app to your Kindle app, please visit our third-floor service desk.

Screen shot of the read now button in the OverDrive app

OverDrive Support Links

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.

Libby App

Notice—The OverDrive company has issued an end-of-life notice for their original OverDrive app. By the end of 2022, all OverDrive app users will have to switch to the Libby app. For help with making this switch, please visit our third-floor service desk.

With the Libby app, you can access tens of thousands of ebooks, emagazines, or digital audiobooks. Libby has a modern interface, is intuitive and user friendly, and—for those who share a device with someone else or who have access to more than one library—it allows you to enter multiple library card numbers.

Libby is available for download on Apple and Android devices. Any device type with internet access can use the online Libby App.

Download the Libby App

Download the Libby app from the Apple App Store.

Download on the App Store

Download the Libby app from the Google Play Store.

Get it on Google Play

Access the Libby app online.

libby app online

Instructions for Use

For detailed instructions on setting up Libby on your device, please visit our Libby information page.