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The Iowa City Public Library offers access to digital content - including eBooks and eMedia - for both adults and children free of charge.

OverDrive offers eBooks, eAudiobooks and local video that you can download to your computer or device 24/7.

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, audiobooks and ebooks for children.

Zinio offers cover to cover access to over 100 magazines to download to your computer or mobile device.

Additional Help using Overdrive

About iPad

The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, apps and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad runs on iOS, the same operating system used on Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone, and can run its own applications as well as iPhone applications.

Installing and Configuring Overdrive on your iPad or iPhone

1) Install the Overdrive application.

3) Use the 'Get Books' feature to identify your library.
2) Provide an Adobe ID.

Download content

Play an audiobook

Return titles

Titles will automatically be removed from your device when your checkout period has ended. However, you are able to return titles early if you desire.

Help Documents for iPad devices

General Instructions for iPad - including information on how to set it up for download and download eMedia.

Troubleshooting iPad - including information on how to fix common problems with iPad devices.

For additional questions: Call the Library at 319.356.5200, or email

Digital Confidentiality

The Iowa City Public Library is committed to protecting our patron's privacy.
Digital checkouts may not conform to the Library's Policy on Confidentiality.
To learn more, please read ACLU of Northern California's Digital Books:A New Chapter For Reader Privacy