E-books

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With a Kindle »

With a Kindle Fire »

With Nook Tablets »

With Nook, Kobo, Sony e-ink readers [NOT KINDLE] »

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With Windows »

With Windows 8, RT, and 10 »

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Borrowing Policies:

  • You must be a resident of Des Moines or rural Polk County to use DMPL OverDrive.
  • Up to six items (combination of e-books and e-audiobooks) can be checked out at a time.
  • Items check out for three weeks.
  • Reserves can be placed on up to six items.
  • You have four days to pickup an on hold item once it becomes available.
  • For the complete list of policies and more information see our OverDrive Help page.

Required Software

For Smartphones and Tablets (including the iPod Touch):

The OverDrive app can be found in your device's app store.

For PC and Mac Computers:

OverDrive Media Console - is required for downloading and transfering audio books.

Adobe Digital Editions - is required for downloading and transfering e-books to e-ink ereaders like the Nook Glow or Sony ereader.

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