Checking out books on OverDrive when I live in Council Bluffs.
I tried to call the 402-444-4800 # and they just keep repeting the hours. This was at 2:59 pm.
I'm sorry you weren't able to get an answer to your yesterday--the library was closed for annual staff training.
Yes, I'm afraid the only way to download Omaha Public Library books via Overdrive is if you have an Omaha Public Library card. You do have the option to buy just a 4-month membership for $25, if that is more convenient.
And of course you can download books from the Council Bluffs Overdrive collection with your Council Bluffs library card. They probably have many of the same downloadable books as we do.
I hope this helps!