In January of this year I did a presentation for GrotonSOSA explaining how Navy dependents can sign up to use the Navy’s Online Lending Library to get books for their kindles and other electronic reading devices… I thought it might be helpful if I also posted that information here.
Start at the Navy’s Library on Overdrive.
Follow the directions for New Users.
You will be greeted with a scary security certificate error because this site you are going to is a subdomain of navy.mil and the certificate was not issued for the subdomain itself.
You read a URL from the right to the left so this link takes you to .mil (military), navy (owned by the navy), mwrdigitallibrary (the navy’s mwr digital library ‘building’…) It is a valid and safe site. For internet explorer just click “Continue to this website” for Google’s Chrome you will need to click on the “Advanced” and then you can click on “Proceed to mwrdigitallibrary.navy.mil”
If you have your husbands MyPay account login information you can probably use the 2nd option to create a DS Logon. We are going to do this all as
a dependent for those who do not have MyPay logon information so select the last option..
NOTE you are now on a GREEN/Secure osd.mil site!
Once you finish this process you will have FULL access to the DS LOGON… go back to the Navy’s Overdrive account and this time you do have a DS Logon so Login!
There are lots of options! Go to O and select Overdrive (bottom right item in the image above) it will go back to the overdrive page – now in the lower portion you can create an account with any email address and password!
In the future you can just go to the navy.lib.overdrive.com and login with this email/password combination!
Back on the Navy Digital Libary site you might also want to check out Zinio and their HUGE collection of digital magazines… again completely free!