OverDrive Help for Windows Users

Using your Windows computer to enjoy titles is easy. All you have to do is browse for a title you want, check it out, download, and enjoy.


You will need

  • A Windows computer

  • Your library card number


  1. Install software

    Any format listed below can be enjoyed from a Windows computer. Use the links to install the software.

    *Kindle Books can be transferred from your computer, or delivered wirelessly to Kindle devices over a Wi-Fi connection.

  2. Browse, check out, download 

    1. To get started, go to http://solanolibrary.com 

    2. Click eBooks/eAudio on the homepage.

    3. Click OverDrive-Library to Go.

    4. Once you're there, find a title you want and check out.

    5. When you see the Download button, click it to open the title on your computer.

      Note: For Kindle Books, the Get for Kindle button will take you to Amazon's website to deliver the book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app.

  3. Enjoy

    Kindle Books: 

    • Kindle for PC: If you selected a Kindle Book, you can use the Kindle for PC software to enjoy the title. Any notes you take, or bookmarks you make will be saved. If you ever check out the same title again, or buy it from the Kindle store, you'll find your notes safe and sound right where you left them.

    • Kindle Cloud Reader: Another option to read a Kindle Book is to use Kindle Cloud Reader. All you need is a compatible browser (Chrome or Safari) and an Internet connection. As long as you're online, you can read Kindle Books right from your web browser.


eBooks: If you find yourself in the mood to read an EPUB or PDF eBook, use Adobe Digital Editions to enjoy the title. You can also use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer eBooks to an eBook reader of your choice.

Audio titles: If you decided to grab an audiobook, use OverDrive Media Console to enjoy the title. To make your titles portable, you can use OverDrive Media Console to transfer them to your mobile device.