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OverDrive Basics: Get the Libby App

What is OverDrive?

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OverDrive is a digital collection of general and popular nonfiction and fiction titles along with titles supporting select Leeward classes. There are also over 4,000 magazine titles, including current and a selection of back issues.

Our library's PrimoSearch may be used to find eBook and audiobook titles in OverDrive. The Primo record for the title will contain a link that takes you to OverDrive to borrow the item. You will be prompted to sign in to access your OverDrive account. Our OverDrive borrowing period is 14 days. You never have to worry about late fees because items are returned automatically.

Two ways for direct access to Leeward's OverDrive collection:

Featured OverDrive eBook & Audiobook Titles

OverDrive audiobook -  The Anxious Generation : how the great rewiring of childhood is causing an epidemic of mental illness
OverDrive audiobook -  The exvangelicals : loving, living, and leaving the white evangelical church
OverDrive eBook - Transgender inclusion : all the things you want to ask your transgender coworker (but shouldn't)
OverDrive audiobook -Hidden potential : the science of achieving greater things
OverDrive audiobook - Radical inclusion : seven steps to help you create a more just workplace, home, and world
OverDrive audiobook - All-in on AI : how smart companies win big with artificial intelligence
OverDrive eBook -  Artificial intelligence : an illustrated history : from medieval robots to neural networks
OverDrive audiobook - You look like a thing and I love you : how artificial intelligence works and why it's making the world a weirder place
OverDrive eBook -  How to hug a porcupine : easy ways to love the difficult people in your life

Featured OverDrive Magazines

New Yorker
National Geographic Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
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OverDrive . . . Helpful Tips

OverDrive's homepage showcases e-book covers gathered in subcollections on various topics. The "New Additions" sub-collection includes all titles in the collection. A sorting menu is available to arrange items by title, author, date added, etc.

 New Additions


If you are not ready to borrow a title you've placed on hold, you may use the "Suspend Hold" feature to keep you next in line based on a chosen increment of time (7, 14, 21 days, etc.). 

Suspend hold feature in OverDrive

Download the Libby App!

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When you are ready to learn more about Libby's features, the "Libby App Tutorial" video below is a quick but informative primer covering the following:

  • Searching for titles
  • Placing holds
  • Borrowing
  • Using a Kindle device
  • Account settings  


Setting up the Libby app

To set up the Libby app, you will be asked for the name of your library. Please use: Leeward Community College. We do not have a library card, but you will need to log in with your UH user name for verification.


Adding a Library

" "One of the great features of using the app is that you can add another library within the app, allowing easy access between multiple library OverDrive collections. For example, if you have a public library card in Hawaii, you can add this library system. Look for "Add A Library" in the menu feature and use the name: Hawaii State Public Library System. You will need your HSPLS library card and pin numbers.

In your app menu, select the library OverDrive collection you want to see under YOUR LIBRARIES

I don't have a Hawaii State Public Library System card

HSPLS is now accepting online registrations for a temporary, virtual library card. HSPLS's OverDrive collection currently offers you access to over 99,000 e-book and audiobook titles...And it's free! 

Suggest an eBook

We welcome your ebook recommendations. Please fill out our Library Book, Periodical & AV Request Form

Please note: Submissions are reviewed to support the Library's collection development policy.