eBooks and Audiobooks

Get your downloadable books from the library! Our Overdrive digital collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles, children and teen selections, and is available in both eBook and audiobook formats. Simply browse, checkout, and download. Experience books by reading or listening to them on the go from your mobile device or access them from home on your computer. New titles are constantly being added via NOBLE and can be searched from the NOBLE catalog or directly on Overdrive.

 — NEW!ODILO is Salem Public Library’s Spanish language e-book collection.  Simply browse, borrow and enjoy quality digital content on your reading device.

Help with downloadables

Looking for assistance downloading your favorite title onto your current device? OverDrive’s Help is tailored to your specific needs including individualized instructions for different devices, troubleshooting tips and format descriptions. You can also find guidance at NOBLE’s OverDrive Help with lists & links, options overviews, handholding how-tos and other support forums.

In their Device Resource CenterOverdrive maintains a list of compatible devices while increasing support and access for additional devices.

Step by Step Instruction for Overdrive


Our eBooks on Overdrive are currently available in Adobe EPUB format which allow the words to reflow in a variety of text sizes and device displays. While the collection contains titles in fiction, nonfiction, children’s and teen eBooks, you can also simply browse titles that have been recently returned and ones that are available right this moment!


 If you like listening to audiobooks, take a look at this additional library service. You can browse through a collection of audiobooks including fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, check them out with your library card, and download them for listening on a variety of devices. You can listen to the books on your PC/Mac, or transfer them to an MP3 player. Some titles can also be burned to a CD. Browse or search our collection, download the special software you need, check out some books, and enjoy listening!