How Do I?

How Do I Download An E-Book Or Audiobook?

North Riverside Public Library offers access to thousands of e-books through the Media On Demand service, hosted by Overdrive, Inc.

What Is Media On Demand?

Media On Demand is a partnership between over 50 suburban libraries that have agreed to share resources in order to make a much larger number of e-books available to their patrons than any individual library could offer.

Tips On Searching For E-Books:

Please note that searching for items through Media On Demand is separate from searching for items in the SWAN library catalog. Although some e-books are displayed in the SWAN catalog, you will need to go to the Media On Demand site in order to check availability and/or place holds on items. To begin searching Media On Demand, visit the site now.

To begin downloading e-books or audiobooks, please click on the instructions for your device below.

Note: You will also need your library card number and SWAN PIN number; if you do not have a PIN number, see our instructions on “How do I use my library card online with SWAN?”


Kindle Devices & Kindle App

NOOK, Kobo & Other eReaders

Personal Computers & Other Devices

Smartphones & Mobile Devices

Android Devices

iOS Devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch)


In addition to these instructions, how-to videos are also available for many devices. The library also offers PDF instruction guides for Kindle (and Kindle Fire),  iOS devices, Android devices, and other eReadersIf you need further assistance, visit Overdrive’s Help Page, call the library at 708-447-0869, or make an appointment for a one-on-one training session.

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