eBook Site Tips — Formats & Availability

As you may have noticed, OverDrive has updated our eBook website (http://ebooks.kdl.org) to a whole new look! Since there are a number of changes, we’ve been highlighting some tips for navigating the new site here on the KDL blog. Here’s our topic today:


All the big book covers are very pretty, but how do I tell if something is an eBook or an eAudiobook?


Look at the top right corner – it will have either a book icon or a headphone icon. In addition, if the icon is dark gray, it means that there are copies immediately available for checkout. If the icon is light gray, it means that all copies are currently checked out and you’ll have to place a hold: (Note that you’ll have to click on the book to go to the full details page to see exactly how many copies we own vs. how many are available.)

eBook Formats


You can also use the new Filtering options to the left of any search results screen to narrow by format:



What is the bookmark for underneath the book covers?

Click on this to add the title to your Wish List.


Learn more about the eBook website changes by reading the FAQ page, which also includes a helpful demo video.

Questions? Give us a call at 616-784-2007 or fill out the Support Request Form.

Happy Downloading!

Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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2 Responses to “eBook Site Tips — Formats & Availability”

  1. Ben Says:

    Do you know if they will be adding an audience filter for “Adult books” versus “Children’s books”?

  2. Sheri Says:

    Hi Ben,

    This is something that we would very much like to see as well — We have suggested it to OverDrive, and are waiting to see if it is possible for them to put in place.

    KDL Webmaster