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 3.5.8
• Updated the minimum supported iOS version to iOS 8.
• Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when adjusting eBook layout at the end of a chapter.
• Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when re-downloading files for an expired audiobook.
Current Update - Spotty performance
So they updated the app. Did it fix the font bug? NO. I ran a software development team for a few years and if my developers were so stupid I would have had them fired.
On this update my ipad updated to IOS 10 and the fonts on some of my books are tiny and can't be adjusted. When I try to change the font size the app crashes. Obviously this makes the books unreadable. And the "fix" described in the help does not work. Overdrive does not appear to be responsive to fixing bugs. It takes an enormous amount of time. It appears they don't care about consumer views of software performance since I have seen a number of comments on line about this unfixed bug.
I have an iPad and a iPad mini. Updated both and on the iPad the performance was fine. On the mini it kept crashing when I tried to download books. I had to delete the app and reinstall it. Which meant that I needed to add back all the things you don't think of like the log in info (library card numbers are MANY digits) as well as all the ePub info. I use the mini as my book for the train. If it wasn't so convenient I would not have done it.
Great app except for last update!
I've given 5 stars because everything is working perfectly now. If you aren't using this app you should start immediately it's invaluable. Have fun reading!
I go back-and-forth from Overdrive to Kindle and overdrive is much easier to use with bookmarking, moving around in the book, etc, plus it works with audio so much better.
I especially enjoy the ability to add other libraries such as the Gutenberg free library, (things of that sort )to the app itself. It makes it much more robust.
I don't know of another app that works so well with Library books as this one does, especially since it's allows you to download the book in various formats including Kindle. So do yourself a favor if you haven't used it , downloaded it, give it a try , I think you'll fall in love with it. I use it every day on my iPad my iPhone and my computer. Enjoy.
Great library service, ok app
App and service need some quality checks. Most of the time the Overdrive app and service work fine. Then you'll come across a book that won't download or that downloads and has nothing but errors. The Overdrive customer support is useless in those cases and you just have to hope your library isn't being charged too much. You can't just re download a book any more to see if that fixes book errors (it would be nice if that came back). Sometimes downloading a book can be difficult on an iPad because the developer accidentally has both the background star rating and download format choices active at the same time.
I love the overdrive service offered by my library. Checkout and return books from home? What's not to love about that. The app works great 80% of the time. About 10% of the time it's errors that are annoying but not a real issue. The other 10%..... we'll it's good that books auto return after a period of time.