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How to Use OverDrive eBooks

Get the basics, and how to read literature, fiction and nonfiction eBooks from COM Library's OverDrive collection on your device.



COM Library's OverDrive eBook collection consists literature, fiction and nonfiction. It includes Literature with an emphasis on 20th and 21st century authors as well as smaller collections on family, relationships, health, life after military, self-improvement, history, succeeding in college and leisure reading.

Thanks to IMLS and TSLAC...

Thanks to IMLS and TSLAC for awarding COM Library a grant to start our OverDrive project. Grant funds have been used to purchase hundreds of eBooks designed to support our students the courses offered at the College. We expect this initial collection to grow in the future to meet the needs of our community.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

OverDrive eBooks

Get a COM Library Community Card

If you are a community member and you'd like to check out our OverDrive eBooks, books, or access our online resources from home, you'll need to get a COM card at the Enrollment Center in the Administration building.

The card is available to residents of Dickinson, Hitchcock, LaMarque, Santa Fe and Texas City (these cities comprise COM's tax base). Residents of Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, San Leon, Bacliff, Hitchcock, Santa Fe, Algoa, Arcadia and Alta Loma may purchase a COM Library Community Card at the Bursar in the Administration Building. Cards are $12/year but all expire on August 31st of each year, so are prorated on a monthly basis.

Once purchased, bring your receipt to the Library Circulation Desk to get your library card.

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Home Access

""It's true, you can access most COM Library resources at home! COM Library’s catalog, and the thousands of eBooks and articles in our databases can all be accessed off campus. Just login with your COM ID# and last name.

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