Download eBooks to your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)


Before you start,

 This is written for newer Apple devices running iOS software.  This includes most iPads, iPhones, or iPod Touches.

From the App Store, download the OverDrive app (it's free).


·         Open the OverDrive app.
The first time you use it, it will ask you to create an account.  You can do this multiple ways.  Create an OverDrive account (by giving them your information or using FaceBook), creating an Adobe ID, or saying you are under the age of 13 (which skips this step entirely).

·         In the top-right corner, there is a button that says “Get Books +”.  Press that button.

·         Press where it says “Add a Library”.

·         Type “Morley Library” and press Search.

·         Select Morley Library.

·         Press the star (this will save Morley for future use).

·         Now press the rest of the box, this will bring you to our mobile OverDrive site.

·         Find eBooks by pressing either browsing (3 horizontal lines) or searching (magnifying glass).  Browse will let you search through our entire collection using categories or genres while searching will allow you to look for a specific author, title, etc.

·         EPUB and Kindle formats both work on iOS devices, but in different ways.  EPUB editions can be checked out directly and will download for immediate reading.  Use of a Kindle edition requires you to have an account and to download the Kindle app from the App Store.  For simplicity, we’ll cover EPUBs and Kindle books separately (Kindle how-to is below).

·         Select a book you want.

·         Click on the “Borrow” button.

·         You will be taken to your Bookshelf; if you haven’t already logged in, you will be prompted to enter your 14-digit Morley Library card number.

·         Click on the "Download" button and select your desired format (anything but Kindle).  Then click on "Confirm & Download".

·         The book will then download to the app.  Select the book to read/listen to it.

·         When you would like to delete the item, just hold on it until a menu appears.  Then select "Return + Delete."  This can also be done by pressing the + or in the Settings menu when the book is open.

Kindle app instructions

·         Select a book you want and make sure it’s available in Kindle format.

·         Click on the “Borrow” button.

·         If you haven’t already logged in, you will be prompted to enter your 14-digit Morley Library card number.

·         You are then taken to the "Bookshelf" part of your account.  Click on the "Download" button and select Kindle format.  Then click on "Confirm & Download".

·         You will be directed to to complete the checkout.

·         Once you've logged into Amazon, you will select "your name's iPhone".

·         The next time you open the Kindle app, your eBook should begin downloading.  If it doesn’t, go into the Archive and select it (at which point it will begin downloading).

·         If you finish the book early and would like to return it, go to the “Manage Your Kindle” section of Amazon’s website.  One of the “Actions” available is “Return this book.”


·         If you have any questions, come into the library (bring your device!), call us at (440) 352-3383 (ask for Reference) or email us at
Reference -at- morleylibrary -dot- org