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eBooks

The purpose of this guide is to help you locate and use downloadable eBooks available from Albertsons Library.

OverDrive/Libby eBooks

Using OverDrive/Libby

OverDrive/Libby offers ebooks and audiobooks in genres including fiction, nonfiction, juvenile fiction and juvenile nonfiction, as well as Young Adult fiction and nonfiction. 

Reading

  • Read online by selecting "Read Online in Browser" option from Loans page.

Searching

  • Terms can be searched within the individual title in online reader or EPUB form.

Downloading 

  • Use the "Download EPUB eBook" or "MP3 audiobook" option which will require Adobe Digital Editions.
    • in the Adobe Digital Editions reader the ebook can be stored offline, searched through for terms, highlighted and bookmarked.

​Other Features:

Features & Tools

Collection OverDrive eBook & audiobook Collection
Content Albertsons Library's collection currently consists of over 1000 titles.
BSU Access (login required) To access this ebook collection, go to the Library's homepage, click on the "Articles & Databases" icon, search under "Databases A-Z" for "OverDrive eBooks". The individual ebooks in this collection can also be accessed by searching the Library's catalog. The direct link is: https://boisestate.overdrive.com/
Account Creation N/A
Loan Period 7-14 days, depending on the title.
User Limits Limited to one user at a time. Not DRM-free. Content cannot be downloaded and kept permanently.
Tools Ebook: Can customize book design for viewing. Bookmark pages, track reading history. Offers OpenDyslexic, a font that increases text readability for dyslexic readers.  Audiobooks: Can use variable playback speed, bookmark progress, make notes and track history.
System & Software Requirements

Can be read online in the browser or accessed in Adobe Digital Editions, Libby app, or Kindle app. Audiobooks: no software or downloads are required for OverDrive Listen (in the web browser). Downloading as MP3s requires the Libby app, which is available for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and mobile devices.

Downloading & Printing

Can download up to four titles at a time into Adobe Digital Editions or the Libby app; does not download as PDF. Printing is not available. 

Help Guides

OverDrive Help

Getting Started with Libbey