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Ebooks: OverDrive

Welcome to OverDrive!

What is OverDrive?

OverDrive gives access NOAA-wide to over 75,000+ titles

  • Find ebooks and audiobooks on:
    • leadership,
    • management,
    • diversity and inclusion,
    • remote work and
    • work/life skills
  • Read on the go from the Libby app, freely available for download from your app store
  • 130 magazines, like The Economist 
  • 21 day checkout period
  • CAC username and password sign in
  • Also available for reading on your Kindle device

Getting Started

Getting Started Reading with the Libby App

Getting started is easy! Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS device.
  2. In Libby, follow the prompts to find NOAA and sign in with your CAC credentials.
  3. Browse the digital collection and borrow a title.
  4. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. No late fees!
  5. Check out up to 3 titles at a time.

Quick Tip: If a title is not available, you can place a hold.

  • After you place a hold, view your spot in line by going to your Shelf, tapping Holds, then tapping Wait List.

Where are the science ebooks?

OverDrive is not the place for our hard-hitting science books! Visit our Wiley or Ebook Central platforms.

Do I have access?

If you have a NOAA.gov email address you have access! If not, please see your respective institution. 

And more...

How to read in your browser with OverDrive Read (includes an explanation of the icons)

Listening options for Audiobooks 

How to borrow an OverDrive book via Kindle 

How do I access it?

  1. Follow this link: https://noaalibs.overdrive.com/

  2. Select Sign In

  3. Enter your NOAA email username (firstname.lastname) and password

  4. Explore!

Need Help? Visit: https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/categories/ebooks.htm

Magazines

Enjoy access to 130 curated magazines, including popular titles: The Economist, The New Yorker, New Scientist, National Geographic and more. Magazines can be viewed in the Libby app or on the OverDrive platform, but can not be downloaded.

OverDrive allows the library to offer you curated collections based on current topics, select publishers, and title cost.  If you feel that there is a gap in subjects, please let us know at library.reference@noaa.gov

How to recommend titles to your library 
The library will only accept OverDrive recommendations for adult, non-fiction in the areas of business, diversity & Inclusion, and other work related topics. For more info see our policy.

To learn how to recommend through OverDrive visit their help page here: https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/0860.html