How to Borrow with Overdrive

Borrowing ebooks, downloadable audio & video

Using a free, secure program called Overdrive, you can borrow up to four items at a time, for up to 3 weeks, from the Front Range Downloadable Library using your Lafayette Public Library card number. You will also need an email address to get started with free Overdrive account.

Getting Started


Have a mobile phone, tablet, ereader or other device?

  • Android devices or newer Kindle devices: launch Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, search for Overdrive, and download the app.
  • Apple devices: get the app from iTunes/App Store.
  • Not sure or have an older reader? Pick your device to get help.
Launch the app and it will walk you through getting your account linked to the Front Range Downloadable Library using your Lafayette Library card number.

Don't want to download an app?

You will still browse for content on the Front Range Downloadable Library, and you will still use Overdrive to read or listen in your browser.

Overdrive Help

Overdrive Help gives clear, step-by-step instructions about downloading ebooks and more on a variety of devices.

Pick your device to get help or go to Overdrive Help for all questions.

Need More Help?

A computer coach can work with you one-on-one. Call 303-665-5200 to find out the computer coach schedule or ask a question.