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Download free e-books & audiobooks?

Download e-books & audiobooks and stream movies through the Overdrive website or the Libby app! Log in with your 14 digit library card number. Your pin is your 10 digit phone number. Need more help? Bring your device in to the library or go to Overdrive's help page.  

Help, my app used to work, but now it won't connect to the internet. I have an internet connection. What's going on?
Overdrive stopped supporting older devices in October 2020. If you have the Overdrive/Libby app, and suddenly it stopped connecting to the internet, but your other apps are connected, your device may no longer be supported. You can try updating your device's operating system (see Overdrive's help article here). You also can try one of these work arounds:

-Open your device's web browser (Silk, Chrome, Safari, etc) and go directly to BDL's digital library at You should be able to log in and checkout/download eBooks and audiobooks from the website and read/listen in the app.

-If you removed the app, or never had it, you can still checkout Kindle books on a Kindle, or with a Kindle app on your device. Open your device's web browser (Silk, Chrome, Safari, etc) and go directly to BDL's digital library at Log in and checkout Kindle books only (ePub and audio won't work), and choose "Read now with Kindle." This will take you out to Amazon's website. Click "Get Library Book" to deliver it to your Kindle or Kindle app. For more info, see Overdrive's help article here.

I got a message that the OverDrive app has been discontinued. What do I do?

Upgrade to Libby.
In early 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, OverDrive's newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite books and audiobooks. Libby accesses the same Southwest Michigan Digital Library as the OverDrive app. For more information and tips on switching to Libby, checkout OverDrive's Libby FAQ page.

For Kindle Fire users:  Amazon has not yet added the Libby app to the Amazon Appstore so the OverDrive app will remain available for Kindle Fire users to download and access until further notice. Users with Kindle Fire devices can also sideload Libby manually following these steps.

Don't have a library card?  You can fill out the form below to apply for a temporary digital access card.