RNIB Overdrive – a digital download library service

Borrow and download a selection of RNIB’s Talking Books, Talking Magazines and podcasts to download and enjoy on your computer, smartphone or tablet

Key features and benefits of RNIB Overdrive

  • Download your books directly onto your computer, smartphone or tablet 
  • Once downloaded, you don’t have to be connected to the internet to play and listen
  • Manage your own wish list and search by genre
  • Borrow up to six items at any one time, with an unlimited amount of titles over the year.
  • Once finished, you can return titles automatically and pick your next book
  • RNIB did a trial of the service and 147 out of 150 testers were able to choose, download and return titles of their choice with varying degrees of support. 70 percent of trialists said they would recommend the service to a friend.

Search the RNIB Overdrive catalogue

You can take a look at the titles available by searching the Overdrive online catalogue

Join RNIB Overdrive

You can subscribe to RNIB Overdrive through the RNIB Shop

Questions about RNIB Overdrive?

If you would like more information please email Overdrive@rnib.org.uk or phone our helpline on 0303 123 9999.

Gifts for grandparents, parents, friends and family

If you are looking for a present that lasts all year round, buy a gift subscription to RNIB Overdrive. This service will be launching in September so please email Overdrive@rnib.org.uk to register your interest.


Subscribe to RNIB Overdrive

Subscribe to Overdrive, our new digital library service for blind and partially sighted people, through the RNIB shop


Do you have questions about RNIB Overdrive?

Visit the frequently asked questions section to get more information on the service

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