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Cairns School of Distance Education is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive 

Why OverDrive?

The OverDrive collection is an extension of CSDE’s physical library, only it’s online with 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. It’s convenient for students to check out titles anytime, anywhere with no worry about misplacing a book or running up late fees – these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period!

OverDrive can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension.

Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged, second language learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service. 

  • Enrich vocabulary and improve comprehension and pronunciation
  • Introduce students to books above their reading level
  • Teach critical listening
  • Help busy kids find time to read

How does it work? 

To use OverDrive, students browse the secure website​, borrow using their MisID and a password provided by their contact teacher, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device.

Whether a student’s interest lies in study guides, classic​s for required reading, or the latest popular young adult fiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive at URL.

How to use Overdrive

Accessing the CSDE eBook and audiobook collection can be done via the Digital Resources quick link on the home page. 

Please watch this instructional video if you have any trouble using the service.​

NOTE: The library catalogue has only limited resources at the moment but the staff at CSDE are currently working towards populating it with more eBooks and audiobooks. Suggestions can be made from within the Overdrive service.