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Lakehead Public Schools introduced OverDrive for our students and staff in 2012.
Check out this video on steps for using Overdrive:
Getting a book from the digital library:

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Read, listen and enjoy Audio and eBooks from Lakehead Public Schools Digital Library on a variety of devices including computers, smartphones, tablets, iPads, eBook readers or other portable devices.  Our Audio & eBook collection includes fiction and non-fiction in both English and French and will continue to grow.  Users may search titles by collections, subjects, interest level, reading level, language and more.    Under Collections you will find Project Gutenberg.  And provides a list free public domain titles and users can choose from thousands of titles that never expire and donít count against your library checkout limit!

The Overdrive collection is an extension of your physical library, only itís online with 24/7 access to Audio and eBooks.  Itís convenient for students to check out titles anytime, anywhere with no worry about misplacing a book or being overdue Ė these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period.

Where Do I Access Lakehead Public Schools Digital Library?

How Do I Use OverDrive?

To use OverDrive you need: a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection, your school library barcode and PIN (available from your school) and some free software (available to download from the site).

  1. Login to the Lakehead Digital Library with your school barcode and PIN (Student number and first name; staff number and last name Ė lower case and names must be entered as they appear in Insignia, library staff is staff number and first name)
  2. Browse or search for a title
  3. Borrow the title (default is 2 weeks, but users can change it to 1 week)
  4. Download the title to your computer or mobile device or read in your browser (when available).  Limit of two loans per patron.
  5. Enjoy your book!  Titles will automatically be returned at the end of the lending period.


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