Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks

Downloadable ebooks and audio books

To browse OverDrive for downloadable audiobooks and ebooks for kids and adults, click here.

Check the links below for information on how to set-up your downloadable book accounts, how to download books, and more.

We are able to offer these downloadable audiobooks and ebooks thanks to an agreement through the Washington State Library.

Thinking of Getting an eReader?  Click here for a few points to consider.  Click here for more eReader advice from Mario Armstrong at Mashable Tech.


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Contact your local branch or call 1-877-733-3375 for more information about other library services.

Audiobooks and ebooks from OverDrive now available through the Washington Anytime Library.

The following are illustrated guides we've created to help you get started with library audiobook & ebook downloads with OverDrive. If your specific device is not represented here, you may still learn the basics of how the download process works. (Guides are formatted for printing to have on hand near your computer.)

Please note:  As of 17 November, 2011 Penguin sent notice to OverDrive that it is reviewing terms for library lending of their eBooks. In the interim, OverDrive was instructed to suspend availability of new Penguin eBook titles from our library catalog and disable “Get for Kindle” functionality for all Penguin eBooks. We apologize for this abrupt change in terms from this supplier. We are actively working with Penguin on this issue and are hopeful Penguin will agree to restore access to their new titles and Kindle availability as soon as possible.  This only applies to titles from Penguin Books.