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Download Audiobooks : OverDrive Audiobooks: The Basics

Learn how to search for, download and listen to our audiobooks on your device.

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NOTE: Audiobooks cannot be downloaded using library computers.

How Do I Login?

You only need your library card number to access OverDrive's audiobooks.

What is my library card number?

It is the 14-digit number beneath the barcode on your library card. Be sure to include all of the numbers and no spaces.

NOTE: If you get a new library card, your new card number will not automatically be updated on your OverDrive account.

To update your card number with OverDrive, click on the Contact Support button on the right side of this page and fill out the support form, including both your old card number and new card number.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to access Tulsa Library's audiobooks from OverDrive?

  • A valid, resident library card (non-resident cards cannot download audiobooks from OverDrive)
  • Internet access
  • A compatible device (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone, etc)
  • Free software for your compatible device

Can I listen to audiobooks on my computer or mobile device?

See the full list of compatible devices at

Can I download audiobooks at the library?

Audiobooks cannot be downloaded using library computers but you can download them at the library on your own device using the library's wireless connection.

How many audiobooks can I check out and how long can I keep them?

You can check out a maximum 10 ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive at a time and you get to choose the lending period for each title: 7 or 14 days.

Can I return audiobooks early?

MP3 audiobooks can be returned early. WMA audiobooks cannot be returned early. You actually don't need to return the materials as they are automatically checked in when the lending period expires.

Can I renew audiobooks?

Audiobooks cannot be renewed but you can check them out again after your lending period expires if they have no holds.

How will I know that my hold on an audiobook is ready?

If you place a hold on an audiobook, you will be emailed when it is ready for pickup. You have 72 hours from the time the email is sent to checkout the title before your hold is cancelled

Are there any late fees on audiobooks?


For answers to more questions, visit OverDrive's audiobooks FAQs