What is OverDrive?
OverDrive is a platform to find, borrow, and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos.
How do I sign up?
Go to rcls.overdrive.com or download the app to create your account. You will be asked to enter a valid email address and set up a password. You will also need to select the RAMAPO CATSKILL LIBRARY SYSTEM as your library system, and enter your 14 digit library card number. You will also be asked to enter your PIN which should be the last four digits of the phone number you provided to us. For more information, go to Getting Started with OverDrive.
How do I 'borrow' items?
Once you have successfully logged in, you can search for items you want. You can borrow items labeled 'AVAILABLE' or place a hold on items labeled 'WAIT LIST.' Click the 'Borrow' link, select your loan period 7 or 14 days, then click 'Borrow.' The item is now in your 'Loans,' and you can access it the app, or on your computer.
Can I download / borrow as many items as I want?
You may borrow up to 8 items at a time.
How long can I keep items, and how are they returned?
You may select your loan period of 7 or 14 days. The default setting is 7 days.
Returns are managed automatically by the OverDrive website and/or mobile app. You do not need to return items manually. You can choose to return an item early, instruction to do that will be with the title on your device.
How do I borrow and download or stream items on my tablet or smartphone?
You'll need to install the app for your device. You will find the 'Libby' app in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. Click the icons below to be redirected.
Need more information?
Tappan Library Reference Desk for basic help, or setting up your account:
The catalogue is huge. There’s reportedly more than 250,000 albums and 10,000 movies, TV shows. Download the apps for your desired service: Overdrive, Hoopla, or Freading and log in using your library card. Search for your desired eBook directly through the app or through our website catalog. Note: If you are searching inside the app (such as Hoopla), your search is limited to the Library's catalog for that service only (such as the. I just got started trying to use Hoopla through my local library. I checked out a book through the website, downloaded the app, and downloaded my checked out book to my phone. Where is the audio file stored on my phone? I want to take the audio file, chop it into 10-minute chunks, and load the files on a USB drive so I can listen in my car.
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Help from OverDrive for problems downloading/using titles or difficulty with the apps:
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