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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 3.2.1

Bug fixes and performance enhancements.


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Customer Reviews

No longer turned into junk

This was probably my most-used app. But two weeks ago, after updating the iOS on my iPad 2nd generation and installing the newest version of this app, it became totally worthless. It crashed EVERYTIME I tried to download and/or open a book. I tried everything listed under troubleshooting including de-authorizing and re-authorizing the app, restarting my iPad, and deleting and reinstalling the app (which deleted my reading history), all to no avail. I discovered that the developer provided no direct tech support. Instead, I had to use a tech support person at my local library as a go between. While he was very sympathetic, there was little he was able to do to help me. Today, however, I was finally able to solve the problem on my own. It turns out that the upgrade caused my Adobe ID to become corrupted. I de-authorized the app and then re-authorized it again. But this time, instead of accepting the default Adobe ID and password (those fields appeared to be already populated), I re-entered those fields. When the re-authorization failed, I reset my Adobe password and then tried again. Success! The Overdrive app is finally working properly again. This was a very frustrating experience. I'd give the app 5 stars if it weren't for its lack of adequate support. But be warned if your copy suddenly stops working after an update. Perhaps my experience will help others. But the developer needs to do a better job helping its users.


I love this app so much! This is the best reading app i could find in the AppStore! I downloaded many reading apps for i love to read. But many of the apps did not have books that i wanted are i did not like the setup of the app! Overdrive is like going to your library but its handy and you always have your phone! You can use your library card from.... YOUR LIBRARY! And you may have the book for 2 weeks before return. Love also to use this app on trips as it does not take wifi or 3G to read books on a trip/going camping! (But it does take wifi/3G to check out books so remember to check out before:D) Also another GREAT feature to this app is that if your library on this app does not have a book you can request for them to get it for you and it will put you on the holding list to get the book next if there if a wait and if you wish to put yourself on the list. Also you can tell it to email you when they get your book in! Hope this review helped! I recommend this app to anyone and everyone! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 stars for this app!

Pretty good, but needs some tweaks

I really enjoy using this app to listen to audiobooks. It's free and pretty easy to use. However, some things don't work as well as they could or did once.
When I first got the app, clicking the name of the library I use would just open in the app. Now when I click it, it opens Safari and I have to do it externally. When I do go to download the book, it always gives me a message about opening the app, like that's supposed to be the platform to do all this stuff, not a regular browser.
Also, it seems ridiculous that the app can't download files while you're doing something else. If I leave the app to play a game or even go back to the Overdrive Safari page to look at my hold list, for example, I get a notification that Overdrive has limited ability to download in the background. It's really pretty irritating that I have no choice but to sit and look at all the files download.
Speaking of downloading, I've had problems a number of times when the file didn't download correctly and ended after 20 minutes. Deleting and redownloading usually fixes this, but it would be nice if it were more stable and reliable.

OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: Dec 02, 2014
  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Size: 23.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: OverDrive, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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