eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks and Audiobooks - coming soon!We offer a free Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks service to Devon Libraries members.

The links below will take you to the home page for each of our eBook services and show you the latest titles available. You can also to search by stock category or keyword.

Devon Libraries Overdrive

Kids eReading Room

To borrow a title you need your library card number and PIN.

Loans automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees.

To read an eBook:

Either select ‘Overdrive Read’ titles to read directly in your internet browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari etc). Video introduction to Overdrive Read

Or download to your pc and transfer to your ereader (eg Kobo) using Adobe Digital Editions

Or download to your mobile device (eg tablet, phone) using Overdrive Media Console

To listen to an eAudiobook on a mobile device (eg tablet, phone etc) use Overdrive Media Console


The service is compatible with a wide range of devices but the ever growing range of tablets, phones, eReaders, operating systems and file types can lead to confusion, so please get in touch with us if you need some advice.

The specific instructions for getting started with most devices can be found on the Overdrive Help pages – follow the link below and type the name of your device into the search box.

You can also download this Getting Started leaflet image - PDF icon (49KB - pdf help).

The following device-specific leaflets are also available:

Overdrive Help

To find out if your device works with our eBook service please check the Compatible devices pages. The only major device not compatible with our service is the Kindle. (Kindle HD & Kindle Fire are compatible).

Please note that access to the eBook service is unavailable between 3am and 5am due to regular system maintenance.

And there is more….

Out of copyright books can also be borrowed, including thousands of classic titles – Public domain ebooks

Loan periods etc

You can:

  • Borrow (‘check out’) up to three items at a time (up to a maximum of 9 items within a 14 day period)
  • Add up to five items to your cart ('basket') at a time These basket items will expire and return to view for other browsers after 30 minutes.
  • 'Holds’ or reservations for items in stock will be free The ‘Hold’ limit is 5 items.
  • The ‘Hold Pick Up Time’ is three days
  • The default lending period is 14 days but you can change your personal default setting to either a 7 or 21 day loan period.

Please contact with any questions about this service.