How to use OverDrive Read, OverDrive’s new browser-based eBook reader
The idea behind our browser-based reading experience (OverDrive Read) is simple. When you see a book you like, you can start reading it with just a single click. We call this, “see book, read book,” and it opens up all sorts of possibilities.
Since Read uses HTML5
, most current web browsers are compatible. You can read on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux), your phone (iOS 5+ or Android 2.3+), and your tablet (iOS 5+ or Android 2.3+). Your reading progress and bookmarks will sync and show up on whatever device you open an OverDrive Read book on. You can read more about compatibility here
Try an OverDrive Read sample now to see how it works.
How do I use OverDrive Read?
When you click or tap Read next to a title on your bookshelf or open an eBook sample, it will open in a new tab in your browser.
Click or tap the right or left edges of the eBook to turn pages.
Click or tap and hold a word to access definitions, notes, and highlights.
Click or tap the bookmarkicon in the upper-left to save your position.
On larger screens, the menu shows up on the right. On smaller screens, the menu will be hidden. If this is the case, swipe down from (or click on) the top of the page to show the menu.