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Downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks Help and Resources

Durham Public Library's digital collection is powered by a company called OverDrive and is courtesy of the New Hampshire State Library's NH Downloadable Book Consortium. Through the state library, DPL is able to offer a large collection of eBooks and audiobooks, including kids and young adult books. Going on a trip? Download books to keep you company on the road, learn a language on your flight to Paris or listen to ghost stories with your kids by the campfire.

One of the easiest ways to access Overdrive is through Libby, the newest version of the Overdrive app. Download it on your device and try it today!
Getting Started with Libby!





Install the Libby app from your device's app store.


In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with your library card number.


Browse your library's collection and borrow a title.


Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you're offline.

From your Shelf, you can:

  • Tap Open BookOpen Audiobook, or Open Magazine to start reading or listening to a title.
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like RenewReturn, or Send to Device to send a book to Kindle (U.S. libraries only).

If you need more help with Libby, please visit Libby Help or stop by the library at any time! Happy reading!


  • If you belong to a non-public library or have a device that's not compatible with Libby, you can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles instead.
  • If you belong to a school, you may be able to use our new Sora app to borrow ebooks and audiobooks instead.