Overdrive is one of FPPL’s digital resources filled with over 20,000 unique titles. eBooks are available in a variety of formats to work with the most popular devices.
New to Overdrive? Visit OverDrive help to get started.
Getting started with Overdrive
You will need:
Your FPPL library card and pin
The internet or an app for your computer or device
You may need an Adobe Digital Editions account or an Amazon account for Kindle, depending on the device or app.
Apps for your device
Use the new Libby app! You also have access to the Overdrive App or the Kindle App for your smartphone or tablet. You can get Libby, Overdrive, or the Kindle App for iOS, Android, and more.
Benefits of the Libby App
Quick and easy for first time users
Integrated reading and listening experience with Overdrive Read and Overdrive Listen
No Adobe ID or account registration required
Faster performance and powerful search
Same experience on all devices
Customizable browsing options to find the books you want faster
Simplified download settings
Checkout Periods and Limits
Items checkout for 7, 14 or 21 days depending on your personal settings. After the selected time period the book license expires and the book is returned automatically. Never an overdue book.
Twenty items can be checked out at a time and 20 items can be placed on hold.
Getting Help with Overdrive
Check out Overdrive’s online help or contact the Reference Desk for additional assistance at 708-689-6125.
The Forest Park Public Library is now offering the community access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital.
FPPL cardholders can download the free hooopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles available 24/7 for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, and computers.
What content is available through hoopla and how long can I borrow it?
Thousands of movies, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and full music albums are available for FPPL patrons to stream on their mobile devices or PC.
Movie and TV content is available for 72 hours (three days) after borrowing.
Music albums are available for 7 days
eBooks, comics, and audiobooks are available for 21 days.
What do I need to sign up for hoopla?
You must have a valid FPPL library card and PIN, an email address, and a password, which you will create on the registration page.
How many items can I borrow a month?
FPPL cardholders may borrow up to 10 items per month. This limit will reset at the beginning of the month.
LOTE Online for Kids
LOTE Online for Kids is our new online database of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages.