E-books powered by Overdrive


Registered library members with valid cards may access and download library eBooks and audio books via the Overdrive website (https://westerncape.overdrive.com/)
the Libby App on a smart devices / tablet. 

You can download the Libby app for iOS or Android devices here

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Accessing Overdrive 

  • Select sign in (website) / Add library card (Libby app)
  • Overdrive website: select City of Cape Town
  • Libby app: enter your branch name to search for your library
  • Username: Enter your City of Cape Town 14-digit library 
  • card barcode number (no spaces)
  • PIN: Last 6 digits of your City of Cape Town library
  •  card number (no spaces)

 Borrowing privileges

  • 2 items for 14 days
  • 1 Renewal
  • 3 Holds / Reservations

Please contact your local library when experiencing any login problems.

Note:  Expired / Invalid cards must first be renewed and updated at your library to gain access to the Overdrive site. Updates to card details takes 5 working days to reflect. Access to Overdrive / Libby app will only be available after this period.

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