OverDrive Read

Read instantly in any modern browser

Our groundbreaking browser-based eReading format OverDrive Read provides a seamless reading experience on any device with a modern web browser (including Internet Explorer® 10 and above). There’s no app to install or files to download, just click “Read” and start reading. See book, read book – it’s that simple.


  • Two-page view for displaying fixed-layout spreads
  • Menus live “behind” the ebooks’ pages, eliminating reading distractions
  • Embed ebook samples on any website and share across social media
  • Narration (for supported ebooks)
  • Sync reading progress across devices
  • Titles can be enjoyed online or offline
  • Bookmarking, note-taking and search tools

Studying just got easier!

NEW FOR K-12! Notes and highlights will automatically sync to a student’s account. Because OverDrive maintains a student’s reading history on the school platform, students can export notes and highlights from the account page for access long after the book expires.

OverDrive Read screenshot