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eBooks: Getting Started

Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks available anytime and from anywhere you have internet access—free with your library card!

Magazines through OverDrive

While Libby is the preferred app, magazines may be accessed through either the OverDrive App or through OverDrive in a browser.

OverDrive App

Add the Library of Virginia to your app in order to browse online magazines.

Setup

  • From the Menu, select Add a Library.
  • Search for Library of Virginia and select the listing.
  • Select Fairfax County Public Library from the dropdown.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN(password). Sign In.

Search

To browse magazines:

  • Select the Search box, then Advanced.
  • Select OverDrive Magazine from the Format dropdown box.
  • Select Search.
  • Sort by popularity, relevance, release date, title and more.

Borrow and Read

  • Select Borrow to check out a magazine.
    • Checkouts are unlimited - any messages referring to a 5-item limit refer to eBooks or eAudios from Library of Virginia, rather than magazines.
  • Select Read Now in Browser to open the magazine.
  • You may also borrow previous magazine issues.
  • Magazines can be zoomed in and out. Tap the middle of the screen to navigate the issue.

Switch between magazines (Library of Virginia) and eBooks and eAudiobooks (Fairfax County Public Library) by selecting each library under the Menu options.

OverDrive through a Browser

Setup

  • Visit https://finditva.overdrive.com/.
  • Select Fairfax County Public Library from the dropdown.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN(password). Sign In.

Once signed in, you can return directly to https://finditva.overdrive.com/library/magazines for quicker access.

Search

  • Select the Magazines collection link from the top of the page to browse, or search for individual titles in the Search box.

Borrow and Read

  • Select Borrow to check out a magazine.
  • Select Read Now in Browser to open the magazine.
  • You may also borrow previous magazine issues.
  • Magazines can be zoomed in and out. Tap the middle of the screen to navigate the issue.
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