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OverDrive Basics: OverDrive Basics

What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is a service from the MSUM library that you can use to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks for your eReader or mobile device - anytime, anywhere.



OverDrive Help gives customized help for you computer or device. 

Click on the icon above to access OverDrive Help.

Who can access OverDrive?

Current Minnesota State University Moorhead students, faculty, and staff can access the OverDrive digital library. In order to check out eBooks and audiobooks you must sign with a valid library account.

Overdrive FAQs

How many items can I check out?

You can check out up to 5 items at one time.

How long can I check out the items?

The lending period for eBooks and eAudiobooks is 21 days.

How do I return my items?

You do not have to return your items because they automatically expire at the end of the lending period.  Certain items can be returned early - for device-specific instructions on returning your items before the expiration, refer to the tabs above.

Can I renew my items?

Items cannot be renewed, but you can check them out again after they expire if they are still available.

Can I place items on hold?

Yes.  You can have up to 10 items on hold at one time.

How do I place an item on hold?

  1. Click PLACE A HOLD next to the item that you want
  2. Sign in to your OverDrive account
  3. Enter and confirm your email address
  4. Click the PLACE A HOLD button

When the title becomes available you will receive an email. You then have 3 days to check out your hold item.

How do I sign in to my account?

  1. Click SIGN IN located in the top, right corner of the page
  2. Log in using your StarID and password

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Thank You

A special thanks to the Utah State University Libraries and the Tompkins County Public Library for content and formatting inspiration for this guide.