Electronic Books at the Vanderbilt Library: OverDrive

About Overdrive

OverDrive is a collection of ebooks and audiobooks that can be borrowed anytime, anywhere. You can browse and read books via the Library's website at https://vanderbilt.overdrive.com or you can use the Libby app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also download books to your Kindle or other ereader.

Users may borrow up to 3 titles at a time and place up to 3 holds at a time. Check out periods range from 7 to 21 days depending on the title. 

OverDrive From Your Browser

To get started using OverDrive via a web browser:

  1. Go to https://vanderbilt.overdrive.com.
  2. Click “Sign In” and log in with your VuNetID.
  3. Browse or search for a title of interest and click on the image or title in the search results.
  4. Click on “Borrow” or “Place Hold” if the item is not available.
  5. Select the number of days you wish to borrow (7, 14, or 21 days).
  6. You can view items you have checked out by clicking on the bookshelf icon or going to My account > Loans.

VU OverDrive Homepage

Using Libby

Libby supports connecting to multiple libraries, so if you are already using OverDrive/Libby through your public library you can add Vanderbilt as an additional library.

Instructions for downloading the Libby app coming soon.

Getting Help

For more help with OverDrive, visit OverDrive Help or Ask a Vanderbilt Librarian.