Read an eBook Day



Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favourite eBook from your library. Join the conversation by sharing what you're reading, stories about why you love eBooks and by using the hashtag #eBookLove on social media.

eBooks enable you to take the stories and authors you love with you anytime, anywhere. If you have a smartphone, tablet or computer you can be connected to a world of literature whether you’re sitting on your sofa, on an airplane 30,000 feet in the air and anywhere in between. They save you space in your suitcases, can't be lost or damaged and can be accessed at the click of a button. If you've never tried reading an eBook before, Read an eBook Day is the perfect time to try one out!

Borrow one of your favourite books or something completely new and discover the joys of digital reading.

Get started with eBooks with Buckinghamshire Libraries 


Listen to an interview with James Patterson

James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club talks to OverDrive. 

This episode features Adam's interview with James Patterson which is followed by the press conference announcing/explaining more about the BookShots program. In the interview, Patterson discusses his book creation process and the importance of libraries and his own experiences in libraries growing up.




Meet Libby! the new app from OverDrive 

Get the app for your phone or tablet!

Windows App Store

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

  • Sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more cards for each library.

  • Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.

  • All your loans and holds are consolidated on a single shelf.

  • Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab.

  • Positions, bookmarks, and notes are kept in sync across your devices.

  • Sample any book with a tap - nothing to download or delete.

  • Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio.

Help is available at and via the Tips & Secrets option in the app's menu. If you get really stuck OverDrive will also answer any questions you have directly via the Feedback section.

Happy reading! 

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