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How do I use the OverDrive app on an Apple Device?

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Apple Device - iPod touch, iPhone, Pad

Getting Started

Set up OverDrive App

  • Open the OverDrive app
  • Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account or use the app anonymously if you are under 13.
  • Add a library.
             -In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tap Add a library.
             -In older app versions, tap the Add a library icon (if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).
  • Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.
  • Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System in your library list.

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

  • Tap Pioneer Library System to start browsing titles.
  • Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar
  • Tap the Borrow button
             - If it isn't currently available, tap Place Hold
  • Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
              - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.
  • Tap Download button
             -Select ePUB or MP3 format
  • Tap Confirm & Download
  • Title will download to your device

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

  • Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner
  • Tap Bookshelf
  • Tap on the book to open it

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will be automatically returned at the end of the checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

  • Press and hold the book cover
  • Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

Change Checkout Period

The default checkout period is 7 days. You can change your checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days.

  • Tap on Pioneer Library System in your library list
  • tap on Account
  • Log in with your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
  • Tap on Settings
  • change the Checkout period to desired days
  • Tap Save
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