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

Version 3.7.6

• Added support for iOS 12.
• Fixed an issue with HTML markup showing in the "Overview" panel.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
622 Ratings
622 Ratings

A little clunky but delivers the goods

When I first downloaded this app, I really struggled with it. I could t get the hang of downloading my books and ended up reading many in my browser - not a good option for reading absolutely anywhere!
Not sure if it’s the subsequent updates or my increasing familiarity with the app, but it’s working well now.
I love that I can recommend books, and they do tend to turn up if they are (for example) the last two books in a series:-)
My biggest criticism is that books don’t simply download to your device... first you borrow, then you add them to your bookshelf to read.
BorrowBox is much easier, but OverDrive seems to access a different range of books and ebooks, so I continue to use both.


Gone from bad to a real struggle!

When trying to sign into overdrive (after using the much easier Libby app) getting it to choose my library was a nightmare. Once you eventually find your cities resources, it then asks for an actual library in my area. The problem is my library was not even listed!?
Then it wanted to verify my email. After 3 attempts finally there was an option to accept.
Also my files section and history are not working - even after adding a whole heap the night before, and having history. There’s also nothing listed in my bookshelf - when I know there is items borrowed?
It would also be good to list actual library books borrowed from my councils library service, and remind you/ability to renew (have push notifications) of when they are due?
The interface is also slow and clunky, like a slow browser based interface. A LOT needs improving in this app, that’s for sure!


A few improvements

Overdrive is a lovely app, it is great to be able to read a wide range of books without having to carry anything but your device. One of the many benefits is that you can download the books you borrow (while connected to the internet) and then can read that book without internet. There is a limit of 10 books you can borrow (which is personally plenty). The one downfall I can think of is that there are popular books that are not available in the app. While you can recommend books it takes a very long time for the books you recommend to show up in the app.


OverDrive, Inc.
32.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 OverDrive, Inc.


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