New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System


OverDriveOur eBook and eAudio titles are moving to a new provider, OverDrive. The link to our special web page is

Getting started with OverDrive

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks from the library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card, and these three steps:

1. Find your library
Find and open Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library's digital collection using one of the following:

  • The new Libby app (recommended for public library users on Android, iOS, or Windows 10 devices)

  • The original OverDrive app (for all other library users on Android, Chromebook, iOS, Kindle Fire, or Windows 8/10 devices)

  • (for any user on a Windows or Mac computer)

2. Borrow
Borrow a title from the library's digital collection. You'll need a valid library card to complete this step. Your account must also be in good standing (with no fines or blocks).

3. Enjoy
You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed eBooks to a Kindle device for the duration of your lending period. You can check out 3 titles and place 3 holds at any time. The default lending period is 14 days, but 7 or 21 days are options.

You can also transfer titles from your computer to compatible eReaders or MP3 players.

For more help using OverDrive, check out the detailed guides at the OverDrive Help Getting Started Page.

About the CPC OverDrive Collection

1. The Library has purchased new content with OverDrive.

2. Our RBdigital content transferred to OverDrive. Access to RBdigital ended October 14, though some NC LIVE titles are still available through RBdigital.

3. If you had reserves on titles in RBdigital the reserves did not transfer to OverDrive. You will need to place your reserves on the title again once the title has transferred to OverDrive.

4. We are doing our best to get the records for OverDrive titles in our online catalog so you may download titles and place holds directly in the catalog.

5. If you are already using the NCKids Digital Library you shouldn't have any problem with using our OverDrive titles.


Updated December 14, 2017.