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With hundreds of popular titles and a total of over 60,000 items to choose from, the C/W MARS OverDrive Collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader.

Many borrowed eBooks, audiobooks and videos can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app or OverDrive app for mobile devices.

Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

New! - C/W MARS is participating in a new OverDrive Reciprocal Lending Agreement with several other Massachusetts library networks.  Harvard Public Library cardholders can now borrow available OverDrive titles from these library networks!

For more information see our OverDrive Reciprocal Lending Agreement Overview.

Getting Started with the C/W MARS
OverDrive Collection

The easiest way to begin is to select and install the app that’s right for you.

Note: Kindle E-readers (Paperwhite, Voyage, Oasis) do not use an app.  The eBooks are delivered directly to your Kindle e-Reader. See our Kindle e-Readers instructions.

Which app is right for me?

OverDrive offers two apps for accessing their digital content: the classic OverDrive app and the new Libby app.

Libby App Highlights

  • One tap to read or listen to the book you borrow!
  • All your loans and holds are consolidated on a single shelf.
  • Positions, bookmarks, and notes are kept in sync across your devices.
  • Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete.
  • Tag titles you love, want to read and create custom lists
  • Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab
  • Video streaming is not available with Libby
  • Not compatible with Kindle Fire devices

Compatible with:

  • iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
  • Android devices
  • Windows 10 devices

Classic OverDrive App

  • Borrow eBooks & audiobooks
  • Watch streaming video
  • Accessibility options
  • Multilingual interface

Compatible with:

  • iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
  • Android devices
  • Kindle Fire
  • Windows 8 & 10 devices

For compatibility questions with other devices (MAC, Chromebook etc.) or more information regarding your specific device see OverDrive’s Getting Started

OverDrive Help

OverDrive has an extensive help website with detailed instructions and videos.