The Ohio Digital Library allows patrons to access digitized materials through their phones, tablets, or personal computers. All you need is your library card number and password/PIN. You can login through the website or download the Overdrive or Libby app.
Commonly asked questions:
Why use ODL?
Using the Ohio Digital Library means that there is no travel or returning items to the physical library. When an item is borrowed from the ODL, it will disappear after the loan period has ended. As long as a patron is using their Delta Public Library card to borrow items from ODL, the library will get credit for patron use.
What library materials can you borrow from the ODL?
Books, audiobooks, graphic novels, and magazines. There is no access to music, movies, or television.
Where do I get a password/PIN?
You must set it up at the library. It will be attached to your patron account.
Why can't I login?
- Make sure you type your library card number and password exactly as it's shown on your account.
- A patron's account is frozen and will not be able to borrow digital items or login if there is a fine on the account.
- The library requires each patron to renew their information annually and it will freeze the account until the info is verified or corrected. (calling the library can accomplish this)
What if I forget my library card number or password?
You can call the library to find out your library card number. We cannot see your password, so you will need to set up a new one.
How do I become a patron of the Delta Public Library?
You must visit the library with a photo ID. If the ID does not have your current address on it, you also need to provide a recent piece of mail with your current address printed on it. Becoming a patron of the Delta Public Library is free.
What devices can I use to access the Ohio Digital Library?
Devices that have access to an internet browser or have the capability to run applications. The newer the device the better.
Do I need internet access/WiFi to use this service?
Yes. You need internet access to download your borrowed materials. Once they are downloaded you do not need internet access to use them.
Is there someone at the library that can help me?
A patron can call the library and make an appointment for help or walk in and see if there is anyone available.
Borrowing Library books from Amazon:
Important: Not all ebooks come in Kindle format
How do I download the Libby app onto my Kindle Fire?
Go to Settings --> Security --> Enable apps from unknown sources. Come back to this webpage and click the Libby icon. Click the Google Play button the Install button. Make sure to disable apps from unknown sources once Libby is downloaded.
How do I borrow books from Amazon to read on my Kindle or in the Kindle app?
Follow this link for Amazon's instructions.
Do I have to log into Amazon each time I borrow a book?
There is a box under the login which gives Amazon permission to keep you signed into your account for easy access.
How do I borrow books for a paperwhite Kindle?
You will need to borrow books through the Ohio Digital Library website or through Libby/Overdrive and have Amazon send it to your paperwhite.
Listed below are most of the magazines available as ebooks on the Ohio Digital Library:
- Apple Magazine
- Backyard & Garden Design Ideas
- BBC History Magazine
- Clean Eating
- Country Living
- Country Woman
- Crochet World
- Food Network Magazine
- Good Housekeeping
- Good Organic Gardening
- Harper's BAZAAR
- Health & Fitness
- HELLO! Magazine
- HGTV Magazine
- House Beautiful
- Kiplinger's Personal Finance
- Men's Health
- Mother Jones
- Muscle & Fitness
- National Enquirer
- New York Magazine
- O, The Oprah Magazine
- Outside Magazine
- PC Magazine
- Poets & Writers Magazine
- Popular Mechanics
- Popular Science
- Quilters Companion
- Quilter's World
- Reader's Digest
- Runner's World
- Simply Knitting
- Soap Opera Digest
- Taste of Home
- This Old House Magazine
- TV Guide Magazine
- Us Weekly
- Woman's Day
- Women's Health
- Yoga Journal
- Your Teen Magazine for Parents