Exploring OverDrive

Screenshot of a row of books on OverDrive









Taking a break from your research?

OverDrive is an e-book and audiobook platform which allow you to read e-books or listen to audiobooks from OverDrive using your phone, tablet or computer. It is useful for fiction and non fiction titles,  leisure reading and for students studying creative writing  (such as crime and thriller writing) and there is also a well being collection and a  growing collection of audio books.

All City staff and students can borrow 5 books at a time for 2 weeks  from OverDrive  – this is in addition to your normal library borrowing allowance. You can renew your loans if no one else has reserved the books.


 The Libby app 

Download and install the Libby, by OverDrive app from the App StoreGoogle Play Store or Windows Store.

In Libby, follow the prompts to find City, University of London and sign in with your City IT username and password.

From here you can browse our collection and borrow a title. Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you’re on Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you are offline.

Tap ‘Manage Loan’ to see options like Renew and Return.


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