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!
• 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 3.5.1
• Resolved problems with the app crashing while it's updating.
• Resolved problems with the app crashing immediately after it's opened.
• Resolved problems downloading purchased titles.
We're working on additional fixes - thank you for your patience!
Great Until The Latest Update
Until I updated this app earlier today, I loved this app. When I opened it up after updating, all my info was gone -- including the book downloaded to my bookshelf that I was already reading. So I tried to sign into my account only to be told that my email and password didn't match. So I rest my password but can't download because it was already authorized by a different account. Unfortunately I've downloaded a different book to whatever new account I inadvertently set up. Can't express my frustration with this. This has been one of my favorite app -- one that I use every day.
I like/need to read a few minutes before turning out the light and with this app I can read in bed without disturbing my husband. I turn off my bedside lamp, set the page to black with white letters and turn the brightness down -- much easier in my eyes, substantially less light in the room. Also, with less blue light in my face I find I am falling asleep much more quickly. I love the convenience and portability although I still love the feel of a "real" book.
Having said that, this is one of my favorite apps and I use it every day. Even during daylight hours. ;-)
Seriously mad mistake with update
I use this app on a daily basis. I am joining everyone else on this last update was a mistake. I listen to audiobooks from the library. First problem is the app no longer remembers my card number. I also don't like the fact that I can't switch from my Bluetooth to my phone speaker without turning off my Bluetooth. Also if I pause the app then I have to reboot several times to get it to play again. This WAS the best app to listen to books on without having to pay for an audiobook that I am only going to listen to once. Also since I am not close to a library that has a large section of audiobooks this WAS the best of both worlds not so much anymore. Please listen to the reviews and fix the problems that you have caused now....that wasn't problems before the fix. I also agree it doesn't need to become a kindle app. If that was what we wanted we would just download it. I am giving this app two stars now but will change it to 5 stars when it is fixed and back as great as it was before you fixed it!!!!
I have been reading library books for almost four years on this app because this is the only option I have. I really appreciate the fact that you have fixed the audiobook issue and don't have to go find my spot every time I restart, the fact that you are adding books all the time and now have a place for us to recommend books for you to acquire. I don't appreciate that the clock that used to be on the top of my page is gone. When a person reads, this is a must because they tend to get lost in a book and loose time. I don't appreciate that I had to uninstall and reinstall the app this last time before finally being able to download a book with out the app shutting down. And I don't appreciate the fact that you a have many books in a series that aren't complete, i.e. Game of Thrones audio, you have books 1-3 and 5-6. Really, no 4?? It is this way with quite a few books that I have read! I would be really grateful if you would replace the clock!