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OverDrive Basics: Get the App

Getting Started

Download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or other app-based device with the free OverDrive Media Console app.

What you will need:

  • A device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of digital materials you wish to check out
  • An MSUM DragonID and password.
  • Internet connection
  • Free Libby app for your device.

Android & iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Instructions

1. Get the free OverDrive Media Console app

  • Android users - visit the Android Market and proceed to install the app
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users - visit the Apple App store and proceed to install the app (please note that although this app is free you will need your iTunes username and password information to download)

2. Open the app after it is installed and you will see a welcome screen

  • Android users - choose the menu button for your device to see the "Get Books" option
  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users - the "Get Books" option will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen

3. Select "Get Books" and you will be taken to a screen that allows you to "Add a Library"

4. Tap the BROWSE FOR LIBRARIES button, select United States, then select Minnesota, and finally scroll down and choose Minnesota State University, Moorhead. 

5. You can now begin using your Libby app on your device.

 

Return Items Early

Follow these steps to return an eBook or audiobooks early on your app-based device:

On Android… 

  1. In the bookshelf, tap the + sign next to the title you want to return
  2. Tap RETURN/DELETE to display the return options.
  3. Tap RETURN THEN DELETE to return the title back to the library (selecting DELETE ONLY will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it checked out).

On iPhone/iPad

  1. From the bookshelf, tap the + button next to the title that you want to return or delete.
  2. Tap DELETE to display the return options.
  3. Tap RETURN THEN DELETE to return the title back to the library (selecting DELETE ONLY will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it checked out).

On Windows Phone

  1. On the library screen, tap and hold the title you want to return.
  2. Tap RETURN/DELETE to display the return options.
  3. Tap RETURN THEN DELETE to return the title back to the library (selecting DELETE ONLY will delete the title from your device, but you will still have it check out).

Overdrive App

Get the free Libby Reader from your app store.