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 3.3.2
Bug fixes related to audiobook playback on iOS 9. Thank you for your patience!
Love but needs glitches fixed
I love audiobooks! However, I can't afford to feed my addiction on Audible with only one credit a month so I supplement with audiobooks from the library- specifically using the Overdrive app. It's mostly awesome, but there is a glitch that sends me into a blind rage. Why oh why can this app not remember where I left off and start playback from there?! It is immensely frustrating to have to search for my last stopping point. Mind you, I have learned to bookmark when I stop. But I also have noticed if I don't delete previous bookmarks after making a new one, then I still have to play "guess where I left off" when I open the book back up. Boo! Hiss! Please fix this Overdrive!!! I recommend it but leave you with these parting words... Bookmark bookmark bookmark!
***edit: I started deleting a file after I listened to it. It has help with Overdrive keeping my place more. And if it doesn't keep my place I don't have too much to search through to find where I left off.
The app's memory cost it a star
This app is an absolute lifesaver. Because I travel so much, audiobooks are my panacea against boredom, but I can't always afford to buy a book from Audible. Enter Overdrive and my local library!
This app allows me to peruse my library's online audiobook selection and quickly download books for a limited time (defined by the library, not the app). The playback is clear and the chapter menus are easy to navigate. My only criticism is the fact that the app loses your place a lot, not only when you return to listening after a hiatus, but sometimes when you're just trying to rewind a few seconds. The bookmark button can help combat this, but it's a bit frustrating to be forced to remember to place a bookmark simply to rewind 30 seconds. The Audible app never loses my place, even without bookmarks, so I know it must be possible to fix this. When it's fixed, I'll re-review with 5 stars.
The Reader's Best Friend...Ever!!
Seriously, the Overdrive app is the best thing for reading since the book light! In a nut shell, here's how it works: first, you download the app to your device. Second, search the app for the library with which you have a valid library card; choose that library. Third, enter your library card no. and check the box that allows overdrive to automatically recognize that number. You are now able to download ebooks and audio books from your library right onto your device!! You can choose either a 7 day or 14 day borrowing period. I'm a voracious reader to begin with and the only thing I enjoy more than reading is listening to someone else read to me. So, I've listened to quite a lot of audio books on Overdrive. I love this app!!