Desktop and Laptop users can read OverDrive ebooks in your web browser. Visit nu.overdrive.com
Kindle users should read Getting started with Kindle eReaders
Phone and Tablet App
- Install the OverDrive app from the App Store.
- Open the app
- If you get a page asking you to log in, click “Continue” at the very bottom of the first page
- Click the “Add a Title” or “Add a Library” box
- Search for “Northwest University”
- Choose “Northwest University” from the list on the next two screens
Login using your NU email address and password without @northwestu.edu
- The first 10% of every OverDrive book is available to read without checking out the book.
- Click the “Read Sample” button to avoid using your 5 checkouts on books you do not need.
Recommend to Library
- The recommend to library feature allows you to check out books the library does not currently own.
- You are allowed one request per month.
- The item you request will be place on hold for you the day after you place your request.
- Please do not request items available from your public library’s OverDrive collection.
OverDrive from the Public Library
- Many public libraries, including the King County and Sno-Isle systems, provide OverDrive ebooks.
- Public Library OverDrive collections include popular fiction and non-fiction titles which complement the NU Library’s collection of academic and religious titles.
- You can add both the NU Library and your local public library to the OverDrive app using the “Manage Libraries” link on the main menu.
- You can check out up to 5 books at a time for 3 weeks.
- There are no renewals; you will need to check the book out again once it has expired.
- OverDrive limits are separate from print borrowing and items borrowed through other ebook platforms (Ebsco and ProQuest).
- OverDrive books are limited to one user at a time. You may place a hold if the book is already checked out.