Skip to main content
Taft School Logo Taft School Wordmark USEFUL LINKS Taft Google Drive
TaftNet
Taft Calendar
Our Periodicals List
Connecticut Libraries
HOW DO I? Add a Network Printer
Access the NY Times
Access the Waterbury Republican-American
Access the Papyrus
Download Audiobooks
Find and Evaluate Websites
Find Primary Sources
Use Noodletools
COURSE GUIDES DATABASES

The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library


How Do I?: Download Audiobooks

Audiobooks with Overdrive

Getting Started with OverDrive on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

If you'd like to use overdrive to listen to our collection of audiobooks you just need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the OverDrive app from the App Store Opens a New Window.
  2. Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in. (Sign up) You will need to enter your name, email address, and create a password. You will only need to do this once as your device will remember you.
  3. In the OverDrive app, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu. Then, tap Add a library to find your library's OverDrive website. (Search for The Taft School)
  4. Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  5. Tap your library's name The Taft School to start browsing.
  6. You will be prompted to log into Taft's OverDrive with your library barcode which is located on your debit card and begins 25225……
  7. Again you will only need to do this once as your device will remember you.
  8. Choose a Title and select Borrow (if the title is checked out it will say Place a Hold)
  9. Go to the bookshelf and select Add to app. This will download the book to the Overdrive app on your device.
  10. It will default to a loan of 14 days, but at the checkout you can select 7, 14 or 21 days by going to "Settings" in the My Account tab. If the book expires you can check it out again (provided no one else has placed a hold) AND your device will remember where you left off.

    See Mr. Padgett or Mrs. Lovallo in the Library if you need help.

    For using Overdrive with other devices check out http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481729-getting-started-with-overdrive.