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A fun new resource for popular and academic eBooks and audiobooks!

Getting Started with OverDrive by Using Libby!

Welcome to OverDrive & Libby e-Books and Audiobooks

(Courtesy of the Gregg-Graniteville Library)



OverDrive platform and Libby App allows current University of South Carolina Aiken students, faculty and staff to check out and download popular fiction and non-fiction e-books and audiobooks on their devices for educational reading and leisure. 

There are multiple options for accessing eBooks and audiobooks:

  • Formats: Kindle and EPub formats for eBooks & MP3 format for audiobooks.
  • Read or listen online directly through your computer browser with OverDrive Read.
  • Install Libby app to download books to a computer, phone or other device.
  • Use your Amazon account and either a Kindle device or app to download Kindle formats.
  • Install Adobe Digital Edition if you plan on downloading the EPub format to your device.

What you'll need:

  • Your USCA email address and email address password
  • Internet Access
  • A smartphone, tablet, or e-reader (Kindle, Nook, etc)
  • The free Libby app, which can be downloaded for free from your device's app store.

Download Libby App
On your personal devices, you can also download the Libby app (Apple, Google Play, or Amazon Kindle) 

  1. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS device.
  2. In Libby, follow the prompts to find/add a library, enter PASCAL to find and select PASCAL Consortium in the search results and then select "University of South Carolina Aiken" under the list of available universities.
  3. Sign in using USCA email address and password. 
  4. Browse the digital collection and borrow a title.

Connect to Overdrive Web

  1. On your browser, click or go to 
  2. Click on the “Sign in" button.
  3. sign in/authenticate with your USCA email and password. 
  4. Browse the digital collection and borrow a title.

OverDrive e-Books and Audiobooks in the library catalog

  1. If you find an OverDrive e-book or audiobook in the library catalog, click on the OverDrive eBook and Audiobooks link.
  2. Follow the instructions above to borrow.

Borrowing Privileges:

  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. No late fees! Borrow titles for up to 14 days.

Quick Tips:

  • 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
  • You can view your place in line for a hold.
    • After you place a hold, go to Shelf > Holds and tap the calendar icon. You'll see your approximate wait time, the number of copies in use, and the number of people waiting.
  • You can save time by saving your preferences. 
    • Tap Preferences at the top of your library's home screen, or at the top of any list. Adjust your filters and default sorting option. Tap Apply Preferences.
  • You can explore more book recommendations.
    • Tap Explore at the top of your library's home screen to discover your next great read. Search by subject, popularity, what's available, and more.
  • You can add more than one library card.
    • Tap the Libby icon in the top right corner, then tap Add a Library. You can search by name or zip code.

Need Additional Help? 
There is an in-app support feature to help answer frequently asked questions. 

Electronic Resources Librarian