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 3.3.0
• New dyslexic font option
• Bug fixes, including a fix for problems playing some audiobooks
I really like this app. I love that I can connect to my library, and get books on my phone for easy access to read or listen to, and it's all for free!! Library's are awesome, and it makes it that much better to have library access on your phone. I'm actually rating this app again, cause when I first rated it I gave it 5 stars and talked about how great the app is. Since then though we have had problems with the app. My husband and I were listening to the same audio book (which we have done several times on our own personal phones), suddenly the book stopped playing and refused to play for my husband anymore. He tried deleting it and reinstalling it, but the app said we had already reached our limit of downloading it 3 times, but we had only downloaded it twice. Then over night last night the app deleted my bookshelf, hold items, my wish list, and books I've rated. Thankfully I have Goodreads, so I didn't lose the information from my wish list, and my book ratings completely. I'm very disappointed though that now I have to wait twice as long to get the books in my holds list and bookshelf, as now I'm no longer the next in line for the books, but I am now 18th in line. I'm not sure what happened, but the bugs in this app can be rather frustrating.
What happened to this app??
Well crap. I really liked this app. Have used it for a couple years now. But when trying to listen to my current book, the problems have gotten so bad I quit using this and requested the DVD’s from my library. First, there is something like a 30 second delay at least. Anything you try to do—pause, skip ahead, look at the chapter list, etc. won’t happen until about 30 seconds after you’ve pushed the corresponding button. As if this wasn’t critical enough, when you realize the app doesn’t save your place when you stopped reading, try scanning ahead to where you stopped, knowing there will be a 30 second lapse between each time to scan. Randomly scan ahead to find where you stopped—wait 30 seconds before it actually does so and find you are not in exactly the right place..scan again, wait 30 seconds to find out where you’ve landed…scan again…ad infinitum. Every other app on my phone works perfectly, so this isn’t an issue with my device. I have even deleted the app and redownloaded, restarted my phone, everything. Complete frustration. Save yourself the trouble and wait for an update that works.
Free reading? No way! 📖😱
I just started being a bookworm just last year and I hate how I couldn't get to finish my book at night in the dark. So I looked up apps to help me...none of them I tell u none of them got me free books! So I saw how overdrive had a picture of reading I completely ignored the app and thought it was a joke. 2 weeks later I had enough I had to find something overdrive was the app left to read from so I tried it. Once I opened the app my life has changed! I'm a bookworm. I read 100 books last year! So happy ,I never read ,now I have the chance to. Although I have to still go to the library to get books because apparently the app doesn't have every single book. But hey I think it has intelligent design it helps me get through it easily. It's got me through sad situations books now overdrive got books to me in an awesome way. Totally recommend the app to the book lovers. (need a library card for it).😍💓📖🍎🐛
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Mar 31, 2015
- Version: 3.3.0
- Size: 23.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: OverDrive, Inc.
- © 2015 OverDrive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.