Getting Started with Library eBooks


The library offers free eBooks and eAudiobooks predominantly through a service called OverDrive. Digital material can be downloaded to a variety of devices including laptops, e-readers, tablets, smartphones and more.

  • There are no user fees or overdue fines.
  • Titles are returned automatically when the checkout period expires or may be returned early.
  • Ten items per card may be borrowed at one time.

If you’re just getting started with eBooks, sign up for one of the library’s eBook Workshops

OverDrive offers many instructions about its service on its website including the following:

If you are looking for instructions you can print out, Fairfax County Public Library staff have created step-by-step instructions.


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