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How-to guide for downloading eBooks and Audiobooks
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

About Overdrive Print Page

Important News- Apple Devices with iOS 5

There is a compatibility issue with WMA audiobooks not working on Apple devices that have upgraded to the new operating system iOS 5.

A new version of the Overdrive Media Console has been released that fixes this. Please download the latest version:

Note: WMA Audiobooks will now show up under 'Playlists' rather than under 'Audiobooks.'


What is Overdrive?

ebook readers Overdrive is the name of our digital materials service.   Overdrive allows you to download audiobooks, ebooks, videos and music to use on your home computer or to transfer to a compatible mobile device.


You can check out and download the following types of digital materials using Overdrive

  • Adobe® PDF eBooks
  • Adobe® EPUB eBooks
  • Kindle eBooks
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks
  • OverDrive Music
  • OverDrive Video

To access these digital materials you need…

  • A valid FCDS business office student/faculty ID number (the number you use in the Dining Hall) and your last name (capitalize the first letter!)
  • Internet access (preferably high speed) and/or a wireless connection
  • A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the digital materials you want to check out
  • Free software for your computer or compatible device

A guided tour of Overdrive is available. 

Please note: You must have the free Adobe Flash® Player installed to view the guided tour. 

Download Adobe Flash Player


Search Overdrive

ID Number: number you use in the Dining Hall (business office number)

Last Name: Capitalize the first letter!


Thank You

Thank you to the East Baton Rough Parish Library and their staff for allowing us to use their template.

Williams Library Discovery Center Forsyth Country Day School Lewisville, NC 27023 336.945.3151

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