How do I access a 'class set' ebook copy through the Library's OverDrive ebook collection?

You can access the Library's OverDrive collection through Databases A-Z under "O" or by going to

Once on the OverDrive website, click the "Sign In" link in the upper right corner:


image showing the CSUSM OverDrive website with the orange "sign in" link indicated in the upper right corner of the page with a purple arrow


After clicking Sign In, you will be prompted to click another "Sign In" button to be taken to the University's login page, which looks like this:


An image showing the CSUSM University Library's sign-in page with text that reads "Sign-In for Off-campus access" and shows two input fields for the username and password

After signing in, click on "My Account" and then choose "Loans" as shown in the image below:

An image showing a purple arrow pointing to the "My Account" text link in the upper right corner of the CSUSM OverDrive Website, which expands a dropdown menu, allowing you to click "Loans"


You should now see a list of books you have borrowed, and your class set copy should appear in this list.  You can then click the access links, such as reading on a Kindle, reading in the browser, or downloading to your computer as shown in the image below.


Image showing the Loans screen in OverDrive, a book called "Eloquent Rage", which several buttons next to the book cover including "Read Now with Kindle", "Read Now in Browser" and "Download EPUB Ebook"


If the book does not appear in your account or you have any problems accessing the book, please contact and let us know the title of the book you are attempting to access and which course it is for.

Answered by: Lauren Magnuson | Last updated on: Jul 21, 2020 | Views: Views: 3

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