Wisconsin's Digital Library / OverDrive

Wisconsin's Digital Library (aka OverDrive) is a catalog of free e-books, audio books and videos that you can check out, download and enjoy for limited periods of time. All you need is a library card and special software to facilitate the download process. Wisconsin's Digital Library is a service of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium and is available to patrons throughout the state.

First-time users:

Make sure your device is compatible! Visit the Device Resource Center.

Quick guides / instructions:

Required software: OverDrive Media Console | Adobe Digital Editions
(Note: Please read the appropriate "quick guide" for your device first.)

Checkout limits: A maximum of 10 OverDrive items may be checked out for seven or 14 days at a time; e-books have an additional 21-day option. Except for e-books, items cannot be returned early. Renewals are only possible by checking out the item again, and only if no one else is waiting for it.

Download availability: Not all downloads are immediately available. Like physical library items, they only can be checked out to a set number of users at one time. However, you may "place a hold" on any item to be notified when it becomes available. You will receive an email, and the item will be held for you for three days.

Help topics / resources:

MCPL Blog

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