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OverDrive Classics Collection

October 8, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

You’re probably familiar with OverDrive, Leeward’s digital resource for popular fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, and magazines. Now, old things have become new again with the addition of the Classics collection! These are public domain titles selected from Project Gutenberg’s vast library. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users for these titles.

Sample titles in the OverDrive Classics collection.

To view the collection, access OverDrive Digital Collection from our A-Z Databases page, click on the Collections drop-down menu, and select Classics.

Click on the Collections drop down menu and select Classics

It’s easy to borrow books in OverDrive. Simply click on the Borrow button and log in with your UH credentials when prompted. You may read your chosen title right in your browser.

Click on the Borrow button to check out a book.

Change the text size, background, and font to suit your taste.

Text size, background, and font are customizable.

The book will be returned automatically in 14 days, although you may renew it or return it early if you wish.

At any time, you may view your loans by clicking on the My account dropdown and selecting Loans. You may have up to 10 books checked out. Magazines do not count toward checkout limits.

To see your loans, click on the My account dropdown menu and select Loans.

If you can’t find the classic title you want, please feel free to submit a suggestion and we will see if we can find it.

OverDrive Magazines

May 11, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

You already know (and hopefully love) our OverDrive Digital Collection for its great selection of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks.  Now, it’s even better with the addition of more than 3,000 magazines!  This multi-subject collection includes popular titles such as The New Yorker, The Economist, and National Geographic.  
Screenshot of OverDrive Magazines home page

Many non-English language titles are also available, with a significant number in French, Spanish, Chinese, German, and Japanese.

Screenshot of OverDrive magazines in French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese

Ready to read?  Access the magazines from our A-Z Databases page via the OverDrive Magazines link, or through the main OverDrive Digital Collection link.  Several popular subjects are displayed on the front page, but you may view all of them by selecting the Subjects tab:

Screenshot showing OverDrive Subjects tab highlighted

To search for magazines in a particular language, use the Language filter in the left sidebar:

Screenshot showing the Language filter applied

To read a magazine, click on the cover image.  Then you may borrow it, or select a different issue.  Up to 3 years of back issues may be available, depending on the title.  You may be prompted to log in with your UH username and password.

Screenshot of OverDrive magazine borrowing process

Now you may enjoy reading your magazine in your computer browser!  It will be checked out to you for 14 days, then automatically returned.  We are allowed unlimited simultaneous users, so go ahead and borrow as many as you like!  And while you’re in OverDrive, be sure to check out our newest ebooks and audiobooks!  Happy reading!

New Best Sellers and OverDrive Reads – December 2020

December 14, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Best Sellers Collection

Click on the book’s image to place a hold in the book’s Primo record. Use the “Get It” feature to make the request.

A burning: a novel Djinn patrol on the purple line: a novel The dragons, the giant, the women: a memoir Infinity son Mexican Gothic The rise of magicks Untamed Utopia Avenue: a novel

OverDrive Collection 

Click on the book’s image below to access the item’s Primo Search record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive. Note: Long Time Coming is an audiobook read by the author, Michael Eric Dyson.

"Divided We Fall book cover." "Long Time Coming book cover." "From Equity Talk to Equity Walk book cover." "How to See Yourself as You Really Are book cover." "The Big Sort book cover."

Featured OverDrive sub-collection this month: Job and Career Preparation.

Are you new to using OverDrive? We have some tips for you on our OverDrive Collection Basics LibGuide.

Looking for a book that we currently don’t have in our collection? Please suggest a book title by filling out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form.

We Are Thankful for New Best Sellers and OverDrive Reads

November 20, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Best Sellers Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image to place a hold in the book’s Primo record. Use the “Get It” feature to make the request.

All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto Black girl unlimited : the remarkable story of a teenage wizard The color of air : a novel If it bleeds Magic lessons : the prequel to practical magic Our time is now : power, purpose, and the fight for a fair America The room where it happened: a White House memoir Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you The world that we knew : a novel

OverDrive Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image below to access the item’s Primo Search record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive [New Window]. These titles are also featured in the “Race, Civil Rights, Equality…Zeitgeist!” sub-collection [New Window].

"Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man book cover." "Just Us: An American Conversation book cover."

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – Inspired by Emmanuel Acho’s YouTube channel [New Window], this is the audiobook format for this 11/10/20 publication.

Just Us: An American Conversation – Watch Claudia Rankine discuss her inventive and timely new book [New Window] for the Chicago Humanities Festival on 9/24/20.

Also available on OverDrive: Shuggie Bain [New Window] by Douglas Stuart, the 2020 winner of The Booker Prize for Fiction.

 

Looking for a book that we currently don’t have in our collection? Please suggest a book title by filling out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

New Best Sellers and OverDrive Reads – November 2020

November 2, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Best Sellers Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image to place a hold in the book’s Primo record. Use the “Get It” feature to make the request.

The Black Flamingo A long petal of the sea : a novel My dark Vanessa : a novel The last romantics The ballad of songbirds and snakes House of earth and blood : a Crescent City novel Supernova The mermaid, the witch, and the sea The perfect fraud : a novel Apeirogon : a novel The great Gatsby : the graphic novel Food fix : how to save our health, our economy, our communities, and our planet--one bite at a time Atomic women : the untold stories of the scientists who helped create the nuclear bomb Why we're polarized

OverDrive Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image below to access the item’s Primo Search record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive [New Window].

"And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again." "Along Together book cover." "YouTube Channels for Dummies."

Featured OverDrive sub-collection this month: For Your Health and Wellness [New Window]

Are you new to using OverDrive? We have some tips for you on our OverDrive Collection Basics LibGuide [New Window].

Looking for a book that we currently don’t have in our collection? Please suggest a book title by filling out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

Best Sellers and OverDrive New Books

October 27, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Best Sellers Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image to place a hold in the book’s Primo record. Use the “Get It” feature to make the request.

Aurora burning Agnes at the end of the world Of blood and bone The binding: a novel The starless sea: a novel The giver of stars: a novel In the dream house: a memoir How we fight for our lives: a memoir Camp By the book

OverDrive Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image below to access the item’s Primo Search record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive.

"Zoom for Dummies book cover." "Working From Home for Dummies book cover."

Ready for something spooky, mysterious, or suspenseful this Halloween? Try an Oc-THRILL-ber ebook [New Window].

Are you new to using OverDrive? We have some tips for you on our OverDrive Collection Basics LibGuide [New Window].

 

Looking for a book that we currently don’t have in our collection? Please suggest a book title by filling out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

 

Autumnal Adventures in Reading: New Books Available

October 19, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Best Sellers Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image to place a hold in the book’s Primo record. Use the “Get It” feature to make the request.

Dear girls: intimate tales, untold secrets & advice for living your best life Sex and vanity Minore feelings: an Asian American reckoning The mister The betrothed All your twisted secrets Long bright river: a novel Tomb of ancients The splendid and the vile: a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz The volunteer You're not listening: what you're missing and why it matters

OverDrive Collection [New Window]

Click on the book’s image below to access the item’s Primo Search record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive.

Caste book cover "The Lying Life of Adults book cover." "Shuggie Bain book cover."

Looking for something spooky, mysterious, or suspenseful? Oc-THRILL-ber ebooks [New Window] are back!

Are you new to using OverDrive? We have some tips for you on our OverDrive Collection Basics LibGuide [New Window].

 

Looking for a book that we currently don’t have in our collection? Please suggest a book title by filling out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

 

A New Year Begins on OverDrive – Fall 2020

August 13, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Enjoy these new ways to engage with OverDrive digital resources [New Window] this fall.

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Explore the new OverDrive sub-collection: Race, Civil Rights, Equality…Zeitgeist! [New Window]. Click on the book’s image below to access the item’s Primo Search record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive.
"Begin Again book cover." "Notes of a Native Son book cover." "Minor Feelings audiobook cover." "The New Jim Crow book cover."

New to OverDrive…Graphic novels [New Window]! Celebrate the life of Congressman John Lewis in his co-authored trilogy March. These titles in print are also available in the Library.
"March, Book One, graphic novel cover." "March, Book Two, graphic novel cover." "March, Book Three, graphic novel cover." "They Called Us Enemy book cover."

OverDrive’s Course Reserves [New Window] sub-collection features ebooks used in courses.

Check out Leeward’s Top 22 OverDrive Books [New Window] from the last school year. For the second year in a row, Jonathan Osorio’s Dismembering Lahui is #1.


 

Need a little help with OverDrive? Use the OverDrive Collection Basics LibGuide [New Window] or contact the Reference Desk [New Window].

More digital book, periodical, and streaming video options [New Window]

 

OverDrive Unlimited User Access Opportunity

June 23, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

In an effort to support awareness and learning, our OverDrive collection [New Window] vendor has launched the Black Lives Matter: Community Read program. During the time frames listed below, the following titles will be available with unlimited user access.

Click on the book covers below to borrow in OverDrive [New Window].

The Hate U Give (available through July 12) and The New Jim Crow (available through July 15) book covers.
Me and White Supremacy (available through July 19) and So You Want to Talk About Race (available June 29 to July 26) book covers.

New to using OverDrive? Please visit the OverDrive Collection Basics LibGuide [New Window] or contact the Reference Desk [New Window] with your questions.

New OverDrive Reads – June 2020

June 1, 2020 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

New e-books to start your summer reading.

Click on the book’s image below to access the e-book’s Primo record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive [New Window].

 Microsoft Teams for Dummies book cover. Sansei and Sensibility book cover. Upstream book cover. The Art of Showing Up book cover. The Introvert's Complete Career Guide book cover. Coronavirus: A Book for Children book cover. The Adaptation Advantage book cover.

Need a little help with OverDrive? Use the OverDrive Collection Basics LibGuide [New Window] or contact the Reference Desk [New Window].

More digital book, periodical, and streaming video options [New Window]

 

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