From January 1, 2023 only residents of Tallinn who are registered patrons of Tallinn Central Library will be able to use the service.
OverDrive, Inc. is an American enterprise that provides a digital library service for libraries since 2003. The company’s global network includes more than 30 000 libraries in 40 countries. Tallinn Central Library has now joined this network.
Magazines, e-books and audiobooks can be borrowed, free of charge, and are accessible on computers and other devices, using a web browser or Libby application. Downloaded titles can be accessed without an internet connection.
Five (5) titles (e-books and audiobooks) may be borrowed at a time. The number of borrowed magazines is not limited. The lending period is 21 days for each of them.
Borrowed titles will be automatically returned at the end of the lending period. You may also
return the title early, to free up space in your library account.
Most titles in our OverDrive digital collection have a sample available so you can read or
listen to an excerpt before borrowing.
You can place a hold on up to five (5) titles. When a hold becomes available for you, you’ll receive an email and a notification in your library’s OverDrive collection. You have three days to borrow the hold or have it delivered later or cancel it. Delivering a hold later means you stay at the front of the wait list, but pass the current copy to the next person in line.
You will be asked to enter your email address only once – upon placing your first hold. You may change your notification email address of each hold by going to My Account → Holds. The next time you place a hold, the address you entered last will appear in the notification window.
Read more about how to recommend titles
→ personal identity code;
→ password (the password that was given to you, when you registered as a patron of
Tallinn Central Library).
Our OverDrive digital collection is available via all web browsers on devices, including computers (Windows and Mac). You can also install, free of charge, the Libby application, which will allow you to borrow and enjoy digital titles on your tablet or smartphone. Visit your device’s application store or www.overdrive.com/apps/ to get started.
a. Download titles to your Shelf in the Libby application to read
anytime, anywhere offline (without an internet connection).
b. Read or listen to some titles directly in your web browser without downloading.
Some e-books, like read-alongs, can only be read in your web browser. For these
titles, tap Read in your browser. You will be taken out of the application and into
your web browser, where you can continue reading or listening to the book.
For more help, visit help.overdrive.com.
You can also ask from us: firstname.lastname@example.org