About OverDrive

  • E-books are available for checkout through the OverDrive app for most popular devices or through the OverDrive website. A variety of fiction and non-fiction titles are available for Hoffman Estates High School. OverDrive apps are available for iPads, Smart phones, and computers to easily access these titles. All books have a three-week checkout.

OverDrive App

  • To access the digital library use the same username and password that you use when you use a desktop computer at school. Here is how to get started using the OverDrive Console app on Apple mobile devices:

    Downloading the OverDrive app from Apple's App Store.

    You will also need to create an ID when the Adobe Digital Editions screen pops up. Follow the instructions to sign in and create an Adobe Account. (Some people may not see this screen if you have already completed this process for use with a different library.)

    1. Tap the OverDrive app.
      1. Select “Continue” towards the bottom of the screen.
      2. Tap the + to add a library.
    2. We are listed as Township High School District 211.
      1. After typing in the name of our district, select “Township High School District 211” from the list of results.
      2. Then select “Township High School District 211” again under the Library Systems header.
    3. Sign in using your Windows log-in, i.e. first initial last name and password
    4. Select a book by typing in its title, or browse by subject or collection.
    5. Tap the cover of the book.
    6. Tap the BORROW button.
    7. Tap Download
      • tap Adobe EPUB book if you are using your school iPad, or
      • tap Kindle Book if you have a Kindle or the Kindle app
    8. Tap Confirm & Download.
    9. To open the book for the first time, tap on the three horizontal bars in the top left corner.
      • Tap Bookshelf. This will show you the titles you have checked out.
      • Tap on the cover of the title you wish to read.

OverDrive Help

  • See the Student Tech Team or the librarians for assistance or additional information. You may also find additional resources by clicking the following links: