Welcome to the PCLC Overdrive Help Blog

Welcome to the PCLC Overdrive Digital Services Help Blog

You will find directions for browsing, checking out and downloading eBooks, audio books, music and video to your electronic devices.

Borrowers must have a valid library card with any Public Library in Polk County. Your library card barcode number and PIN (ID number) are needed. Please visit your local library to obtain this information.

A total of 5 items may be checked out at one time.

For your convenience we have listed how-to documents below on the right-hand side of the page.
Simply choose the how-to document that corresponds with your device and click the link provided.
For any device not specifically listed you may click the "General Download Directions".
These how-to documents will help you get started using the OverDrive Media Console.

For any additional help or questions regarding OverDrive you can contact your local Polk County Public Library.

Friday, December 28, 2012

We don't have it? Recommend it!!

New from Overdrive: Title Recommendations!

We don't have a title you're looking for? Not a problem! Recommend it!

Now when searching the Overdrive Media Console digital library you have the option to recommend titles that we do not have in our collection!

Borrowers are required to be logged in to make the recommendation and will have two options when doing so.

1. Notify me by e-mail if my library purchases this title.

2. Place me on the holds list if my library purchases this title.

To see how it works - choose the "Additional Titles" option when searching the catalog.

Many options and features will be rolling out in the next few months
so check back here often to see what's new!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Good news for the Nook!

Good news for the Nook!

Overdrive has just announced the availability of the Overdrive Media Console App for the Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet & Nook Color!!
This streamlined app will make it easier for users to download eBooks directly from their devices and enjoy them faster!
For simple HOW-TO instructions on how to download the app to your Nook click the link below

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Overdrive is Going Mobile!

Overdrive is Going Mobile!

Get started quickly with digital books and more using these short, step by step videos.
Each series is designed to help you browse, check out, and download from an OverDrive-powered site, and have you enjoying your favorite titles in no time.
Overdrive has promised continue to expand their offerings, so check back frequently for updates!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Upcoming Titles to Watch For!


We are excited to announce on April 30, 2012 all seven books in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling will be available for check out in the EPUB and Kindle format!

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone/Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

the Harry Potter books have sold over 400 million copies worldwide and are widely credited with immersing an entire generation of young readers into books and reading.

We are excited to be able to finally provide these titles through the Overdrive Media Console!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Even More Overdrive Help!

Heard the good news?
Overdrive has revamped their Help page!!
Check it out today!
Get the answers to your questions right away!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Synchronization Issues Between Amazon & Overdrive

Amazon and Overdrive are having technical issues synchronizing user accounts. 

Sometimes when users return ebooks from their Kindle the ebook shows as returned in their Amazon account but not in their Overdrive account

Technicians at Overdrive and Amazon are working to correct the issue.

If you should experience this issue please follow the instructions for your device on the right side of the screen.

If you are still unable to find the answers to your questions in any of the above help categories

In order to best help you and to accurately facilitate troubleshooting, please include the following information in your correspondence:
  • Library card number
  • Title(s) of problem download(s)
  • Steps to reproduce the problem
  • Exact text of any error messages
  • URLs of any error pages
  • Applicable software
  • Operating system (Mac® OS 10.6.5, Windows® 7, iOS v4.2, etc.)
  • Internet browser (Internet Explorer® 8, Firefox® 3.6, Safari 5.0, etc.)
  • If applicable, device type (Android™, BlackBerry®, iPhone®, iPad®, etc.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More eBook Titles Through Project Gutenberg!

Looking for more EPUB titles? Consider one of these free public domain titles! Project Gutenberg allows you to choose from over 34,000 titles that never expire and won’t count against your library checkout limit!
These books are yours to keep as long as you want them!

To browse and download titles to your device from overdrive click HERE

To learn more about Project Gutenberg you can go to www.gutenberg.org