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 3.5.4
• Fixed several bugs related to downloading eBooks.
• Fixed an issue that caused the app to crash sometimes when turning the page in an eBook.
• Minor UI improvements
Stay tuned, more fixes and improvements are on the way. Thank you for using OverDrive!
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.
A must have
I travel the roads quite a bit for work. This app has been a blessing. I used to purchase expensive audio books to keep me company and kill time while driving. I kept playing them over and over due to the cost. Now, I download/borrow audio books from my library at the touch of a button. This app is so user friendly I find myself listening to several audio books a week. I love the fact that it automatically puts your holds in your checkout and emails you notification as soon as it becomes available. My only complaint would be that you constantly have to sign in. When checking availability on any of your list (it actually lets you see how many readers are ahead of you), if you go to your bookshelf and then want to return to see what other books are available, you have to sign in again. Yes it does remember your number and your pin but it is irritating at times. My only concern is that I will run out of books to listen to since I borrow so regularly. Please keep adding to the lists. :-)
Get it now. You might need it.
I was fortunate enough to grab this app just before having eye surgery which left me supersensitive to light for many days and unable to read; even the iPad screen was like looking at the sun. I was able to link overdrive to my Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh account and borrow audiobooks. (If you belong to more than one library, you can link them all.) With nothing else to do, lying in a dim room and listening to some old favorite short stories as well as some new books I really wanted to read was awesome --- like having someone reading to you and even if you drifted off to sleep they would still be reading when you awake. My advice: get overdrive, link it to your library, and add a book or two to your bookshelf. That way if you ever need it whether due to illness or a long flight or car trip, it will be ready for you. I love its ease, functionality, and reliablity, and it's free! And remember to make a donation to your public library so that benefits like this can't continue.