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Digital Downloads: Video

How to browse and download ebooks, audiobooks, music, and videos

Overdrive Media Console

Before browsing the Digital Media Zone's video titles, you'll need to install free required software on your computer / device.

To get started, follow the steps below.

Confirm Requirements

  1. Windows 98 SE (or newer)
  2. Internet Explorer® 6 (or newer)
  3. Windows Media® Player 9 Series (or newer)
    download Windows Media Player


Install Software

download OverDrive Media Console


Complete Security Upgrade

For Windows computers only

  • A security upgrade is required so that OverDrive Media Console can play protected titles.
  • When prompted, follow the screens to complete the upgrade.


Videos in the Digital Media Zone


OverDrive Video can be downloaded to Windows computers using OverDrive Media Console. From there you can also transfer to compatible devices.

How to download Overdrive Video titles:

1.      Complete the Setup for OverDrive Media Console.

2.      Browse for a title, and check out.

3.      Select the title's 'Download' button.
If prompted, choose to open the file.

4.      OverDrive Media Console opens.
The 'Get Media' dialog box is displayed.

5.      Click the 'OK' button.
The 'Download' dialog box is displayed.

6.      Select the desired Part(s).

7.      Click the 'OK' button.
The download begins.

Subject Guide

Transferring to Compatible Devices

Many portable devices support protected WMV (Windows Media Video), the format of OverDrive Video. Visit OverDrive's Device Resource Center for a list of compatible devices and the formats they support.

How to transfer Overdrive Video titles to a compatible device:

  1. Open OverDrive Media Console.
  2. Connect your device to your computer.
  3. Select a title.
  4. Click the 'Transfer' button.
  5. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete the transfer.