I got this error box when attempting to connect to a database file on my harddrive

Libre 3.5 English Libre Office Base
Linux Mint 13 Maya Cinnamon 64-bit

The dialog box popped up when using Step 3. Set up ODBC connection
Set up connection to a ODBC database

Libre Office 3.5
Could not load the program library libodbc.so.1 or it is corrupted The ODBC datasource selection is not avaiiable

What kind of database?

Have you already tried to ask a Linux-community? (A search gives me for example http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/273246-how-to-configure-an-odbc-connection-in-linux-mint)

Have you installed system ODBC support properly and configured it correctly ?