Sign In

​​Getting Started with Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Borrow digital books, audiobooks, music and video with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporary download – accessible with your smartphone, tablet or computer. And... there are no late fees - items you borrow are returned automatically.

See what the Greater Phoenix Digital Library is about!​

It's easy to start using Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Getting Started

You'll need your Phoenix Public Library card and a computer or device with an Internet connection. Don't have a library card? Get one today

 
When you are signing into your account, you will enter your library card number and password. (This is the password connected to your library card account - read more.)

​Browse & Check Out

  • Browse or search for a title. Once you have made your selection, click "Borrow."
  • Borrowed titles will appear on your Bookshelf under your Account.
  • Each cardholder may check out up to 10 titles at a time.

Checkout Periods

  • You may use the default lending periods for each format, or choose a lending period within that format. (The default lending periods are listed in bold.)
    • eBooks: 7 days/14 days
    • Audiobooks: 7 days/14 days
    • Movies and videos: 3 days/5 days/7 days
    • Music albums: 3 days/5 days/7 days/14 days 

​Setting up to download

Set-up instructions depend on how you will use the service. Streaming digital videos, music and audiobooks require an Internet connection. Data rates may apply on mobile devices. We suggest using a WiFi connection.​

Using a personal computer (Windows or Mac) to borrow titles with one click:

  1. Go to the Greater Phoenix Digital Library​.
  2. Click "Sign In." Select "Phoenix Public Library." Enter your Phoenix Public Library card number When you are signing into your account, you will enter your library card number and password. (This is the password connected to your library card account - read more.)
  3. You may start reading a borrowed eBook right in your browser using OverDrive Read (if available)—no extra software or login required.
  4. Simply click Read next to a borrowed eBook to begin reading.

Using a tablet, smartphone or mobile device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet):

  • Go to the Apple App or Google Play stores to download the free Overdrive Media Console™ app. (Use this app to download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.)
  • Use the app's Add a Library feature to find and save Phoenix Public Library’s OverDrive site.
  • Once in the app, click "Sign In" and choose "Phoenix Public Library." Enter your library card number andpassword. (This is the password connected​ to your library card account - read more​.)
  • The app can be used to read eBooks, stream videos, audiobooks and music. You may start reading a borrowed eBook right in your browser using OverDrive Read (if available)—no extra software or login required.
  • Simply click Read next to a borrowed eBook to begin reading.​

Download other formats to your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

On Windows or Mac:

  1. Use free Adobe® Digital Editions software to read EPUB and PDF eBooks on your computer and transfer them to supported eBook readers*.
  2. Use free OverDrive Media Console software to listen to audiobooks on your computer and transfer them to supported MP3 players. Windows users can also use OMC to download music and video.
  3. On Windows 8 or RT: Use OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8​ to download EPUB eBooks* and MP3 audiobooks.
*These steps require an Adobe ID. You may obtain an Adobe ID by setting up a free user account that will give you access to digitally-protected eBooks and let you read them on multiple devices. E​ach device must be authorized with the same Adobe ID. If you don't have an Adobe ID, you can create one when you install Adobe Digital Editions on a computer or download an eBook for the first time via OverDrive's mobile app.

For Kindle Books:

You can download Kindle Books to your Kindle device or reading app. If you select the Kindle Book option, you'll be taken to Amazon's website to complete download.​

 

Need more?