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OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks

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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!

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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 in Version 3.6.0

• The app is now available in 15 additional languages.


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Customer Reviews

Keep the improvements rolling!!

I LOVE the new update, it came with a few bugs and still hasn't addressed my number one gripe but its my most used app on my phone most weeks. I would not read nearly as much without you Overdrive, thank you!
But Please Please Please--Let me sign in once forever unless I push a logout button! Are you afraid someone is going to steal my identity and check out library books on my behalf?? Really? It has a "remember me" box that has never in four years actually worked & it annoys me greatly! It will forget me if I exit from browsing books to my bookshelf & back to browsing again three minutes later! If we must sign in every time at least use the fingerprint technology built into my phone so I don't have to reenter my library/card number/pin, its making me crazy! I'm guessing there must be a percentage of the population that uses more than one library within the app but how about lets just make it hard for them and not everyone? :)
Also! Can we have a holds list for our holds list?? My five spots are always full, I would love it if when one of those five becomes available & is automatically checked out to me if you would bump a title from my waiting-to-hold list onto the hold list. Greedy yes, lazy yes, want it? Yes!!

Every update loses my information

Why do you keep updating this app? every time it loses my account information and I have to go find my library cards and enter it all over again. then I have to try to remember my passwords and then it doesn't accept my password and my account is frozen. AAAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! why are you making sure I can't use this service?

UPDATE: newest update lost all my information AGAIN. no improvement that i could detect in service with update just a confusing re-visualization of the home page. Also, latest update reduced the largest font size i can select to quite tiny. WHY? i can barely read my books now. PLEASE change back to the old font sizes. With one of these updates can you add an option to donate books to my library? when a book isn't available thru the library, i look for it through the iBook store. Why should i buy it for just myself? i would much rather buy it for my community even though that may cost more.

NEW USERS: pls don't let my griping put you off from getting a library card and using this app. i am saving a hundred dollars or more a month on books and audiobooks and getting more reading in of more varied topics than i ever did before. This is the most used app on my ipad and i use it at least several hours every day.

Great, Except for Ereader

The apps works well for checking out books from the library, and I use it extensively--undoubtedly one of my most-used apps of all time. However it's EPUB reader is not so great. It is customizable for font, font size, etc. but the appearance is still bad. Formatting is often off, and the overall experience is not a pleasant one. Whenever possible, I opt for the Kindle version to download as that makes for a much better experience. The audiobook MP3 player part of this app is good, and I prefer it over other audiobook apps I've used. It is simple and remembers my last place without bookmarking so I can jump back in to listen easily. Recent improvements to the library interface at one of my libraries (an update that is apparently dependent on your library) is a terrific improvement; searches offer suggestions as you type, and if your library doesn't have what you're looking for, the app will still show you results that you can then easily "recommend" your library acquire. This updated UI is cleaner and easier to use. I hope it comes to my other libraries.

OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.6.0
  • Size: 34.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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