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Android tablet and phoneHere are the basic directions for downloading an ebook or audiobook to an Android phone or tablet with the OverDrive app.

Getting Started

1. Open the app store

2. Search for OverDrive

3. Install the app


Set up OverDrive App

  1. Open the OverDrive app.
  2. Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account or use the app anonymously if you are under 13.
  3.  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 Add a library (if you don't have icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

4. Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.

5. Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System


Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

1. Tap Pioneer Library System to browse titles.

2. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

3. Tap the Borrow button

      - If it isn't available, tap Place Hold

4. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN
    - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

5. Click on Bookshelf when it pops up in the notification or click on Account to return to your Bookshelf.

6. Tap Download

7. -If it is an eBook, select ePUB

    -If it is an audiobook, skip to skep 8

8. Tap Confirm & add to app for eBooks or Add to app for audiobooks

9. 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 automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. Press and hold the book cover

2. Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted


Change Checkout Period

1. Tap on Account and login with PLS card # and PIN

2. Tap on Settings

3. Change checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days

4. Tap Save