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!
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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 3.6.4
• Fixes an issue where some users were sent to Safari while attempting to sign in to the app.
weird filters don't work
They have filters, but they don't seem to work. For instance when I specify that I want literature I wind up with tons of mysteries and other books that I would not consider to be literary. I have nothing against mysteries or chick lit, romance novels etc. - it just does not interest me and I would rather that they have filters for fiction that doesn't include that stuff - they already have filters of their own. I want great literature both contemporary and historic and I don't like having to wade through a bunch of books that are not actual literature.
Other than that I am grateful for the app and I think it is a real blessing that we still have public libraries. Let's hope they continue and try to stay on top of whatever it takes to keep them going. They are one of those things that are good for us all regardless of our philosophical and political ideas and affiliations and that help us to learn and grow regardless of our economic status - also providing wonderful places for us to get together in community. At this time of polarization, we so badly need whatever can bring us all together in harmony. Taking care of each other is the essence of true morality.
I love it!
I downloaded the app to be able to read over the summer and I just love it! I have been reading way more that I would if I was just reading my own books! I also fell in love with the audio books. I had never listened to one before but when the last book in the series I was reading only came in audio I decided to give it a try. I liked it very much. I also really like that if you are listing to a book at night you can set a timer so if you fall asleep while listening it won't play the whole thing! I have not found anything wrong with it yet. I also like the really wide selection of books on the app. When my teacher told the class about it I did not expect it to have very many things to read but I was delighted to find it had tons! The app is so convenient being on my phone because I can read anywhere and I don't have to carry anything extra around because I already carry my phone with me. I would certainly recommend this app to all the book worms like me because it is so handy and I absolutely love it!!!
Wish it was a little better
So this app is very good. Like exceeding my expectations. It has many pros and few cons but the one issue I have is that sometimes, the library doesn't have to whole book series, just one out of the rest and it's upsetting since the actual library(not online) would have the hardcover/paperback version. I enjoy using the ebook system since it returns automatically and just puts the books you had on hold into your loan section. But if the online library is willing to perhaps finish some of the series it has left hanging, I would be grateful. I enjoy the many other options it has but also about the genre, it would be nice to list more than one genre when trying to find books you are interested in reading. Not just that genre. And maybe separating manga from actual books? Like give manga another genre of its own or another area where people can find it. Not just piled with a bunch of other English books. Thank you! I will still be using this app though as it is 10x better than Kindle in my opinion. Just want some minor fixes.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Mar 02, 2017
- Version: 3.6.4
- Size: 39.8 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: OverDrive, Inc.
- © 2016 OverDrive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.