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Basic Information

Basic Information

  • You can check out up to 6 ebooks per library card at a time, and each eBook has a limit of 1 renewal.
  • All eBooks are free to download.
  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the borrowing period, so there are no late fees for any digital materials!
  • eBooks can only be downloaded by patrons with a Waukegan Public Library card in good standing (unexpired, fines less than $10).
  • eBooks and other digital materials cannot be checked out or requested from other libraries.
  • If a title is already checked out by someone, you may place a hold on it just like you would with a physical book.

Contact the Reference Department

Need help?  Contact the Reference Department for direct assistance with downloading library materials to your device!

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Not a Waukegan card holder?

You need an active Waukegan Public Library card to download digital materials. If you live in Waukegan and don’t have a library card, get one! If you live outside Waukegan, try contacting your home library to learn about their eBook collection.

Download an eBook

1. Create OverDrive account.

Download the OverDrive app from the Nook Shop.  When the app opens, tap Sign Up to create an OverDrive account and fill out the required information. 

2. Get books.

You should now see the OverDrive home screen.  Tap the Get Books icon in the top right corner.

3. Add a library.

Tap Add a Title.  If this is your first time using the OverDrive app, you will need to add the Waukegan Library as a preferred library.  Search for the library by zip code and tap Waukegan Public Library to select it.  Tap the star to add the library to your Saved Libraries list.

4. Search for an eBook.

Tap Waukegan Public Library to visit the eBook catalog.  You can search for a specific title or author, or you can browse by subject or collection.

5. Select a book.

When you find a book that you'd like to download, tap Borrow, or tap the circle with three dots to read a sample or get more information about the book.

6. View checked out titles.

Once you tap Borrow, log in with your library card number.  Once the book has been checked out, a blue message will appear at the top of your screen.  Tap Loans to view your checked out titles.

7. Select a format.

Tap Choose a Format and select EPUB eBook.  This should automatically add the title to your bookshelf.

8. Go to bookshelf.

Tap the menu button in the top left corner, then tap Bookshelf to view your newly downloaded title!

9. Return a book early.

Navigate to your Bookshelf in the OverDrive app.  Tap and hold the item you'd like to return, then tap Return to Library.  The title will automatically be removed from your account and made available for the next person.

Need help? Contact the Reference Desk at 847-623-2041 x238 or ! If you have a laptop or a mobile device, you can also bring in your device to the Reference Desk for in-person assistance.

Want More Help?

OverDrive has a great support website with helpful articles and how-to videos to help you download eBooks and troubleshoot any issues.

You can also find information about OverDrive specific to your device: