Looks like you have more than one option for eBooks. What’s the difference between the services?

Here's a quick comparison of our eBook services, OverDrive and RBdigital.


  • Checkouts: 20
  • Available for Kindle? Yes, all models of Kindle.
  • Checkout period: You decide on 7, 14, or 21 days
  • Can I renew? Yes, one time if there are no holds.
  • Can I check in early? In most cases, yes. See how.
  • Reserves: Up to 10 at once.
  • Do I need special software? Yes. See get started with OverDrive.


  • Checkouts: 10
  • Available for Kindle? Kindle Fire only. Go to Amazon app store for app.
  • Checkout period: You decide up to 21 days.
  • Can I renew? Yes.
  • Can I check in early? Yes.
  • Reserves: Up to 5 at once. Classic eBooks are always available.
  • Do I need special software? Yes. See get started with RBdigital.