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eBooks at ACU

This guide explains: what eBooks are, which ones ACU Library subscribes to and how to access, print and download them.

What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is a collection of recreational ebooks and audiobooks with over 2200 titles ranging from biography to crime, romance to science fiction and includes travel guides, cookbooks, history, health and fitness.

  • easy checkout
  • no late fees
  • books are automatically returned
  • 24/7 access
  • available on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device

How to guide

A two page guide to install > authorise > visit and enjoy ebooks & audiobooks on your device

How do I borrow?

Once you have found a title, click Borrow to check out the title (you will be prompted to sign-in if you haven’t already done so, using your ACU Username and Password).  The title will be downloaded to your Bookshelf where you can begin reading the book in your browser or choose a download format.

Overdrive download and read buttons

From your Account page, you can view your Holds, Lists (Wish List, Rated titles, and Recommendations for you), and change your lending period(s) from the Settings page.

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Click the ribbon at the bottom of a title to add or remove it from your Wish List.

Overdrive Add to Wish List icon

Where do I find OverDrive books?

The books are found from the library home page > FIND > 'Recreational reading & viewing' or from the Quicklinks > Recreational reading & viewing

How to download ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive to your computer (PC or Mac)

For ebooks: You will need to install Adobe® Digital Editions on your computer. You will need to create an Adobe ID to install this software.

For audiobooks: You will need to install the OverDrive Media Console program.

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How to download from OverDrive to your tablet or mobile device

Click on this link to find the OverDrive Media Console app suitable for your device

How to recommend a title in OverDrive

You can search 'Additional Titles to Recommend' in our Overdrive catalogue for books that we don't have.

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Then with a simple click you can recommend that we purchase it. We can then email you when the book is available and put it on hold for you.

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Once you recommend a title to the library, you cannot remove it from your recommendation list because the library has already been alerted that you've made the request.  If you'd like to see a list of titles you've already recommended, you can find it on your library account page. On the Lists page, select the recommended titles list from the "Lists" drop-down.