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E-books and Audiobooks at Middlebury

Information about various e-book packages available through the Middlebury Library

Collection Description


Rakuten OverDrive is Middlebury Library's partner providing popular e-books (including Kindle-compatible e-books) and audiobooks to check out.  We currently have about 400 titles available, findable in MIDCAT by searching for "OverDrive, Inc." as author.


OverDrive works with a wide variety of devices!

In order to read OverDrive e-books on your device, you need to install the Libby app.  Please see this page to get started with Libby.  OverdDrive also has a nice video tutorial here.  Basically, the process is as follows:

  1. Download the Libby app to your listening device and create an original account.
  2. Tap the large red "Libby" on the app to open a sidebar, then tap "Add A Library" and search for "Middlebury College” as a library.  You will be taken to our sign-in page to enter your Middlebury College username and password.
  3. Browse the available selections and borrow an audiobook or e-book
  4. For an audiobook, download the MP3 files using the app.  Access and manage your loans from your electronic bookshelf.
  5. Many e-book titles are also available for use with Kindle apps and readers.

Get the app here:

Or visit (supports most major browsers).


1) To borrow an audiobook or e-book, find a title you want to borrow and click on the large green "Borrow" button. 

2) If you are off-campus, or using an app, you may be prompted to sign in with your Middlebury username and password.

3) Once you have signed in, you will be prompted again to choose the length of your desired loan period (either 7 or 14 days), and once again click on the green "Borrow" button: