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Read instantly in any modern browser

Our groundbreaking browser-based eReading format OverDrive Read provides a seamless reading experience on any device with a modern web browser (including Internet Explorer® 10 and above). There’s no app to install or files to download, just click “Read” and start reading. See book, read book – it’s that simple.


  • NEW! Two-page view for displaying fixed-layout spreads
  • NEW! Menus live “behind” the eBooks’ pages, eliminating reading distractions
  • NEW! Embed eBook samples on any website and share across social media with OverDrive ReadBox
  • NEW! Narration (for supported eBooks)
  • Sync reading progress across devices
  • Titles can be enjoyed online or offline
  • Bookmarking, note-taking and search tools
  • For OverDrive partners, no additional fees or new formats to purchase

The Best Just Got Better

Harnessing innovative HTML5 technology, OverDrive Read now supports EPUB3 fixed-layout eBooks, allowing illustrated titles to be displayed as beautifully as in print. This breakthrough opens the door to a new world of content for OverDrive partners, and builds upon OverDrive Read’s industry-leading ease of use and accessibility.

Experience the transformative power of fixed layout with OverDrive Readbox: