With your Hamilton Public Library card, you can now borrow eBooks from the OverDrive digital collections at Burlington Public Library and Mississauga Public Library.

How it works

  1. With your Hamilton Public Library card number, visit HPL's OverDrive's main page. There, you will find a link to each partner Library, either in a menu at the top of your screen, Partner Libraries  — or close to the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap the link to reveal a drop-down menu containing links to each partner Library. Select the link to the partner Library of your choice: Burlington Public Library (BPL) or Mississauga Library (ML).
  3. On the partner Library's OverDrive site, browse the collection as you normally would. When you are ready to borrow, tap on Borrow. This will take you to their OverDrive Welcome page.
  4. On the Welcome page, select your home Library, Hamilton Public Library, in the drop-down menu, and type your HPL card number where indicated. The checkout procedure is the same for all partner libraries.


Borrowing

  • In your OverDrive visitor account through BPL or ML, you may borrow 10 books and place holds on five books from each Library at any one time.
  • The loan period is set by the public Library from which you are borrowing.
  • When you borrow from a partner Library, the items will not be listed in your HPL OverDrive account. You will need to look at your visitor account through BPL or ML.
  • OverDrive/Libby app users: You can add the partner Library systems to your OverDrive account as a quick way to select the collection you wish to view.


Placing & Filling Holds

The OverDrive collections are linked; however, members of each system will not be competing with non-residents for books in their home Library collection. Each Library will give their members priority if there is a queue for a book in their digital collection.