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What is OverDrive and how can I use it?


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OverDrive  is a website that allows students, teachers and parents around the clock access to a customized combination of eBooks, audiobooks, periodicals, video and music. To access OverDrive you will need to Log In to the Library website.

 

To access Overdrive  on your iPad or Phone, please refer to the video at the bottom of this page. You will need to have downloaded the Overdrive Application from Self Service  (students) or the App Store  (parents).

 

To access OverDrive  on your Laptop:

  1. To access OverDrive go to home.SCOTCH or home.PLC and click Library, under the HOME tab. 
      
     
  2. Scotch students will be redirected to this screen. Click the Tab Corresponding to your Year Level. 

     
  3. You will now be able to view the Library Homepage. Click on the OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks tab. PLC students will have been directed to a Login Screen. Log in using your School credentials.
      
     
  4. You will now need to select Overdrive  from homepage Options.
      
     
  5. You will be Redirected to the Overdrive Homepage . Click Sign In on the top right corner.

     
  6. Click the Sign In button.

     
  7. You will Redirected to the PLCScotch Sign In page. Sign in using your school UID and Password.

     
  8. You will then be taken back to the same page as before, but now you will be signed in. From here you can Search for items, browse New Titles, and search through Subjects and Collections.

 

Basic OverDrive  Features

  • To Search, you can use the search bar or Advanced Search. These are both located in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  • You can also browse for items using the Subjects, Collections and Levels tabs, located just under the maroon horizontal line. 
    • Subjects:
      • Further subcategorized the items by genre.
    • Collections 
      • Further subcategorized into collections created by the Library staff.
        • Recently Returned 
        • New Titles
        • Quick Reads
    • Levels:
      • Subcategorizes books by reading level (difficulty) and popularity.
         

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