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Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks for Garland Library card holders

  • Listen to MP3 audiobooks 
  • Read eBook, PDF, Kindle and/or graphic novels 
  • Read magazines using Libby or your browser
  • Audiobooks and eBooks can be used on a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone
  • Apps are available for iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile

OverDrive Libby iconLibby - the new OverDrive app!
Meet Libby
Libby Instructions (313 KB)
Libby app in a browser 

Overdrive app logoOriginal OverDrive App
OverDrive App

Instructions for downloading outside the app:
Downloading audio books to your computer (PDF 238 KB)
Downloading to Kindle or Kindle App (PDF 96 KB)

OverDrive Help & Support links:
OverDrive Help - Search for answers and/or watch how-to videos
Libby Help - Learn about Libby and how it works
Device Resource Center - A snapshot of how popular devices can be used with OverDrive
OverDrive status - A site for determining if OverDrive is experiencing performance issues

Niche green arrow graphic OverDrive Downloadable Books Tutorial


Overdrive app logo OverDrive Online Magazines
75 current and popular magazine titles on topics such as news, entertainment, business, home and garden, celebrity, exercise, lifestyle, sports and more.

  • Can be checked out just like a digital books through OverDrive’s Libby app or from the
  • Library’s OverDrive website and read in a user’s Internet browser. 
  • Check out is for 7 or 21 days and the magazines return themselves
  • Magazines do not count towards the ten item checkout limit
  • Magazine titles can be used simultaneously by more than one patron, so unlike digital books, there is never any waiting for a title
  • Includes back issues (when available) beginning from our start date of January 2019
  • Best viewed in the Libby app
  • Patrons will need a valid, Garland library card