Get the Most Out of OverDrive – Part Deux

By FPL_David

So now you’re borrowing eBooks from OverDrive.  Let’s look at some ways to make this more efficient.  We know you need to get back to alphabetizing your freezer contents.

  1. If you use only ONE facet to narrow your OverDrive searches, use Available Now. This can save you time and frustration.  Perform your search for Aztec Keto Diet books the way you normally do.  But then narrow your search results to show only the available titles.  You can always return to the broader search to place some holds on those unavailable items.  But if you are looking for something available right now to impress the Spanish explorers who are coming over for a “visit,” this is the best tactic.  (Also, hide your gold.)

  1. There are many more ways to narrow your searches to exclude all but thrillers. Or if you like, you can select only adult nonfiction titles.  Knock yourself out.  Try all the filter/refine options!

  1. Don’t forget to get your kids, teens, and pets involved in this eBook extravaganza. We have separate pages devoted to each age group if you want to divide up.  Or, if you like, you can all play in the same sandbox.  (Well, maybe not the cat.)  Check the OverDrive collections every week to see recently added items and curated lists highlighted on the homepages.  Please read our social media posts for suggestions from the professional smartypants at the library.  (Little known fact: MLS stands for “Masters in Library Smartypants.”)

  1. As often as possible we invest in simultaneous use titles. These allow unlimited members to check out the same book at the same time.  You and your friends can read or listen to the same title and participate in your own Zoom bookclub. 

Don’t keep these tips to yourself!  You probably know lots of people who are looking for some books to read.  Encourage them to join you.  They might not be as wise and discerning as you. 

As always, if you have any questions, we are only a phone call, chat, or email away.  We would love to help you enjoy our eBook collection and stay safe while reading.