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Bibliotherapy Resources

OverDrive and Libby Basics

When using OverDrive/Libby you can...

  • Check out up to 6 titles at a time
  • Choose between a 1-3 week loan period for ebooks and audiobooks
  • Place up to 10 holds on titles that are currently checked out
  • Save up to 5,000 titles to a wish list

You can check out and download the following types of digital materials in Overdrive...

  • Adobe® EPUB eBooks
  • Kindle Books
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks

OverDrive also allows you to access and read your borrowed books without downloading any files to your computer or device.

To access these digital materials you need…

  • A valid library card
  • Internet access
  • A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of digital materials you wish to check out
  • The free application

A guided tour of this service is available…

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How do I find e-books and access them?

How do I find e-books?

E-books are intergrated into the library's catalog, which means they will show up in regular catalog searches alongside our print books.

Alternatively, you can limit a catalog search to only e-books by using the Format menu and selecting E-book.



How are e-books accessed?

All e-books can be browsed online and many can be downloaded for offline use.

For most collections, you will be prompted to login to access from off-campus or to download and use other special functions.
Login with your Merrimack username and password.

 For Overdrive/Libbby, you will need to use your your MACKcard/library barcode and password.


Can I use e-books when I'm not on campus?

Just search the catalog or use the links to particular collections on our database page.  You may be prompted to provide to login as above.