OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks
By OverDrive, Inc.
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Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library using OverDrive on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. More than 30,000 libraries worldwide offer titles from OverDrive, so download the app and find your next book today!
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• Available 24/7, now the library comes to you.
• No more late fees. Titles are automatically returned.
• Place holds, create wish lists, and return titles easily.
• Sync libraries, bookmarks, and recent positions across mobile devices.
• A valid account with a participating library, school, or other institution is required.
• Each library builds its own collection of titles. Contact them directly to let them know that you’re using OverDrive and to share any suggestions for books you would like to see them carry.
What's New in Version 3.6.4
• Fixes an issue where some users were sent to Safari while attempting to sign in to the app.
Absolutely love this app!
I absolutely love this app! I use it almost every day. I love that I can borrow digital books right to my Kindle. And I love being able to borrow audiobooks and listen to them right on my phone. It's also great that I can download the Audiobooks to my phone, because sometimes I'm in areas where Internet access is spotty. Other advantages: 1) the app is free, borrowing books is free, just like a physical library, you pay for nothing, 2) if a book is not available, you can go on the waitlist and it will automatically borrow it for you when it becomes available and send you an email notice, 3) you can listen to audiobooks anywhere from 1.25x to 2x regular speed, which is nice when you have several checked out and only a couple of weeks to get though them all, 4) in some cases when you haven't finished a book in time, you can check it out again right away. I actually have no complaints about this app whatsoever. I love it!
This version of the app works well with my local and my state library. I don't like that it will close out of the book I'm reading if I exit the app, but it's only really a problem if I have 2 or more books checked out at the same time and can't remember which one I was on to select it again. If my local library's computer system is down for nightly maintenance, the Overdrive app and the website will say that the request to borrow the book "timed out" rather than could not be processed or couldn't log in to my local library branch, so that's also confusing. Otherwise, it works great, and it doesn't leave behind expired borrowed books like using Kindle does, or require me to go to a website to return a book - just do it from My Bookshelf which is SO EASY by comparison. Truly, the only problems I've had are when my local branch is doing maintenance on its computers (every night from 12 to 1-ish, prime borrowing the next book time!).
Best App (besides my GPS)
I love this app!!! I love listening to audiobooks when I'm trying to get chores done (and have to chase around a crazy-cute little child) but it's so expensive to be a part of any other audiobook site. It saves time/travel to rent books or CDs from the physical library! I was just thinking today about how overdrive saves me probably tons of money in over due fees. Granted it's a bummer not to get the book done in time, but I can get back on the hold list if I need to and it really is best when people turn their books in on time anyway. I love books and I love this app.
I also discovered a really awesome feature for those that utilize Amazons "Alexa" or echo devices- you can have Alexa read the e-books you check out from the library! So cool!!! (The mono tone and weird pronunciation sometimes may bother people, but I just love the fact that my books can be read aloud!)
- Category: Books
- Updated: Mar 02, 2017
- Version: 3.6.4
- Size: 39.8 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: OverDrive, Inc.
- © 2016 OverDrive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.