• Overdrive Info 2017

    Pearland ISD Libraries – OverDrive

     

    Pearland ISD District OverDrive Portal:  http://pearlandisd.lib.overdrive.com

     

            OverDrive Patron Accounts

    • Staff: Username=district username; Password=pearlandisd
    • Students: Username=student ID;  Password=pearlandisd

     

             OverDrive eBook Formats

    • READ (browser-based – no download necessary) – This is the best choice to use whenever available.  Students can start reading a book on one device, and continue reading it on another.  They can also return books early if they’ve finished reading before the two-week loan period ends.
    • DOWNLOAD (Kindle and/or EPUB formats) – Only use the download option when READ is not available.  Once students have downloaded the book, they cannot return it until the 2 week loan period has ended, and they can only access the book on the device on which they have downloaded it.

     

             OverDrive Audio Formats

    •  LISTEN (browser-based – no download necessary) – This is the audio version of OverDrive READ, and it is the best choice to use whenever available.  Students can start listening to a book on one device, and continue listening on another.  They can also return books early if they’ve finished reading before the two-week loan period ends.
    •  DOWNLOAD (MP3 format) – Only use the download option when LISTEN is not available.  Once students have downloaded the book, they cannot return it until the 2 week loan period has ended, and they can only access the book on the device on which they have downloaded it.

     

              Checkouts/Holds

    •   Checkout Limit: 2
    •   Lending Period: 14 days
    •   Holds Limit: 3
    •   Waiting List Pick Up Period: 3 days
    •   Students will have to enter their birthday the first time they place a hold on a book.  Ages 13+ can enter an email address to  receive hold notifications and can select the auto checkout option when a book becomes available.  Younger users will have to rely on the hold alert symbol (red circle) next to the account icon/holds button when they log in to OverDrive to find out when a book is available to check out.