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!
Having problems with font size in some books on iOS 10? See http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/2574801 for help.
• 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.
This year's updates have fixed it! + Some Tips
Last year some of the updates to this app really screwed it up. BUT so far this year they really seem to have fixed everything! Bugs/crashes/letting me stay signed in to libraries/etc. I'm back to loving this app completely. I tell all my friends about it, it's truly the best!
Now, a couple of tips for users: Anytime you are thinking of updating this app, read the recent app reviews to make sure the newest update isn't full of bugs/changes you don't want. That has spared me a lot of pain in the past. Tip 2: If you can't find the book you're looking for on this app: first try "recommending" it to your library, usually at the bottom of your search results page. If that doesn't work (which is rare) & it's an audiobook, try renting it from Downpour (best prices I've found). If it's an ebook that I can't find, I go to a local used bookstore & usually find it pretty cheap. I know the bookstore is a little obvious of a tip & might not work w/large books or embarrassing books that you don't want people to see you reading (I'm looking at you, 50 Shades readers!), but whatever. All in all, this app & those steps have saved me hundreds of dollars on buying full-price versions of audio/ebooks. Hope they are helpful to someone else out there. Keep up the good work Overdrive!
Wish it was a little better
So this app is very good. Like exceeding my expectations. It has many pros and few cons but the one issue I have is that sometimes, the library doesn't have to whole book series, just one out of the rest and it's upsetting since the actual library(not online) would have the hardcover/paperback version. I enjoy using the ebook system since it returns automatically and just puts the books you had on hold into your loan section. But if the online library is willing to perhaps finish some of the series it has left hanging, I would be grateful. I enjoy the many other options it has but also about the genre, it would be nice to list more than one genre when trying to find books you are interested in reading. Not just that genre. And maybe separating manga from actual books? Like give manga another genre of its own or another area where people can find it. Not just piled with a bunch of other English books. Thank you! I will still be using this app though as it is 10x better than Kindle in my opinion. Just want some minor fixes.
Love this app!
I changed my rating from 4 to 3. I had a series in mind that I downloaded this app for, come to find out that there is a mixture audio books in the series are abridgments. This annoys me. You can't even loan the unabridged version on here. So now I have to find all the unabridged books in the series elsewhere. 🙁😠 i feel the unabridged version of a book should ALWAYS be available if you want to offer abridged and unabridged, great. But don't offer abridged versions only...
I was paying a lot of money out to purchase my audiobooks, I love to read but don't have as much time as I would like to sit down with an actual book. I've been listening to audio books so I can multi task! This app is amazing for that. There are a few things with the audio books I wouldn't mind seeing changed or updated to make it easier to use (more like how audible is laid out with being able to see the chapters and the length of book time left etc.) and it would be even better if the hold time for some books was much less than it is which I know can't always be helped... Other than that it's awesome!
- 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.