OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: OverDrive, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks App

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.


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OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks app reviews

  • Not an e reader person 5/5

    By kyv strife
    I’m a person who much prefers a physical book. However I have found this reader a very convenient way to get and read library book while on travel. The next best thing.
  • Smooth 5/5

    By Sisdhxyvjdkshebdj
    Got an email notice and had the book in my library in less than a minute.
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By Lilly good cat
    They told me I needed to update my OverDrive I want to Libby it’s terrible I want my OverDrive back
  • Love, love, love this app 5/5

    By DrCrow77
    I can’t stop downloading books, I am reading 5 books at a time. This app is a must for readers
  • App is crashing when opening library page 1/5

    By Jmeak
    Running on ipad 10.3.3, app has started crashing in past few days. Help
  • Everyone with a library card should have this app! 5/5

    By EllaLAmorning
    I love Overdrive! This is the perfect companion on long drives or at home with a pair of knitting needles! Thank you for providing such a wonderful service!
  • Save yourself a library fine 5/5

    By Mamazeke
    While not every book is available in ebook, that’s your library’s fault. I love using this app I’m an avid reader and appreciate the convenience of having books available on my device. It’s saved my a lot of money in library fines.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By Phra.A
    I’m addicted to this app
  • What happened 1/5

    By catolica
    I can’t read my book never happen before
  • So far so good 5/5

    By Lobotx
    It done everything as advertised. I’ve used it for 2 or 3 books so far
  • Audiobooks no longer work in the app 1/5

    By kevdietz
    This app used to work gray but now I can no longer get audiobooks to play with in the app. Very disappointing.
  • It's great 5/5

    By Erik M T
    If this is what libraries can offer in the 21st century, I'm grateful.
  • The greatest reading app ever! 5/5

    By asdfghjkl40362
    Let's you read any book for free and all it needs is your library card.
  • Almost perfect 4/5

    By SenorOmar
    The access to my library is amazing. The navigation is effective but could be shorter to go from borrow to download. I use this for audiobooks only and noticed the volume levels don’t compare to my music app or Audible app. The volume is too low and causes me to limit when I listen. I can’t listen while mowing or vacuuming.
  • Great app 5/5

    By rmea6453
    I really like it. Very easy to use.
  • Overdrive 3/5

    By lagiefer
    I find this app confusing. Easy to download the ebook, but had to figure out how to load and read the ebook.
  • Love this app 5/5

    By Mmcleblanc04
    This app has saved me on many occasions. No more loading and unloading cd’s and having to return them at all. Having overdrive in cahoots with my own library is the best thing that has ever happened. WILL THIS EVER BE COMPATIBLE WITH APPLE CARPLAY??
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By Tambek0814
    After downloading the app I tried to sign in, but revived an error message that the internet connection wasn’t online. I went to the website so I could email them about the problem, but only found a way to email the library that issued the card.
  • Diane 5/5

    By Joyful and Praise
    Love this app! Nice to not worry about returning on time.
  • Great content, but app is not intuitive 3/5

    By EagleGirl!
    I love the volume of material & checking out both audio and e-books, but super frustrating to get the books to download & start reading/listening. Some steps are very repetitive.
  • Overdrive 2/5

    By flyingtart
    Been using this app for about 5 years. The first couple of years it was great then they keep changing the tools and categories and it has become harder to use and less user friendly. Disappointed because it’s the only app that can be used with our public library.
  • Love this App 5/5

    By NEL-V
    I have been using this app for years. I listen to audio books daily. This app saves me so much time and money. No driving to the library, no more 14.99 a month membership fees ( I was a member to another audiobook space). All my favorite authors are at my fingertips anytime day or night. This is my most used app.
  • Love this app for listening to free audiobooks 4/5

    By Ef1974
    Awesome app works pretty good. The interface with checking out from library is a bit clunky. The download and return processes are a bit clunky. I don't get through all my books before they're due Book so I'd like a history list and integration with Good Reads App.
  • Fantastic 5/5

    By Book junkie 360
    Easy to use and keeps me from having overdue books! You're able to see titles you would probably miss if I were at the library or book store. Put books on reserve with the touch of a button, tag for future. I highly recommend.
  • Easy to Use 4/5

    By Troy, Ohio
    Love the simplicity and ease of use.
  • Great Application 5/5

    By Nikki's L.
    I love this app. There is always something great to read, and the audiobooks make my commute bearable.
  • “Available Now” books not available 1/5

    By JAStarkey
    I’ve been using Overdrive forever, primarily to listen to audiobooks. I used to love it! But...A recent (for a month or two) problem I’ve noticed is books listed as available actually have a waitlist. I always do an advanced search for “available now” mp3 books. A list is returned. The results say the books are available. Yet every title I click on has a waitlist. What the heck?!
  • Love the app 5/5

    By 😖😫😳
    Not only do I have my books with me everywhere, but they return automatically.
  • Audible ROCKS! 5/5

    By $$$King
    Love this app. Can’t live without my books and this apps brings my library right me!
  • Good app 5/5

    By Dr.Drowse
    This is a wonderful app that in, my experience, has most of the book I want.
  • Horrible. 1/5

    By JetlaggedfromLA
    I’m a librarian and I hate it.
  • I can’t use the app 1/5

    By Jamesshearerskadan
    Every time I try to download an audiobook I get stuck. I call the help desk at the Seattle Public Library. The person at the help desk acknowledges that she doesn’t know how to add audio books to my bookshelf. The two of us fiddle around until the book gets loaded. Neither of us knows how we did it so I get stuck trying to download another audio books.
  • I’m so happy that my library went back to Overdrive 5/5

    By Tmann1701
    MDPLS had stopped using Overdrive over 2 years ago and I had been hating Axis 360 ever since. Where Overdrive was and is a reliable app the other one wasn’t. Overdrive comes up right away when any Bluetooth device programmed to my phone would come up and it would pick up where I left off. I never had any dropped audio readings, as opposed to the other one, in which any message or call that would come through would close the program. It was always so aggravating to be interrupted at a crucial point of the story and never mind I was driving, so I would have to wait to come to a stop to start it up again and even then there was no guarantee that it would pick up where it left off. None of these things have happened with Overdrive. When I saw my library had it available again, I quickly deleted Axis360 and said hello to Overdrive!
  • Made me pay $100 1/5

    By uptime reader
    It crashed and made me pay
  • Awesome app 5/5

    By Afs.d
    This app makes life so easy. I have started reading more books than last year. Simple amazing. Thanks
  • Can’t open app. 1/5

    By General2005
    Can’t open the app. I used to.
  • I get to read all the books I want. 5/5

    By Ritaone
    I love overdrive it has saved me from buying books because almost every book is available to read thru overdrive. I download the books I want onto my kindle app. I also use the audio books to listen to books while on long car rides. I just love it !!!
  • Fantastic! 5/5

    By iLOVEtheEARTH
    I use it for audio books and it's extremely convenient that I can borrow them on my phone and there are a lot of good options. Plus it's free!
  • Worst user experience 1/5

    By appreviewerdon
    I have never used an app which has the worst user experience than this one.
  • Most used app that I have. I love free audio books. 5/5

    By Ikekiddo
    If you are willing to wait for a book at the library to have access to a book for free, then this is the app for you. If you can be patient, you can save a lot of money.
  • Long driver 5/5

    By Cab head
    Love this app for audiobooks. Can listen to it through car port or headphones. I have not used it for other reading modalities.
  • Great 5/5

    By deezyfire
    Awesome of information
  • Awesome app! 5/5

    By JenAndJes
    I absolutely love this app. As an avid reader, it’s great to have access to my library’s digital collection 24 hours a day! It is also nice that you have the option to check out books for 7, 14 or 21 days. The ability to change the text size is a great feature, as well as being able to change the brightness and color of the screen. You can even recommend titles for your library to purchase if they do not currently own a copy. The only thing I wish they would add is an option to renew if no one else has the title reserved or on hold.
  • Buggy with horrible user interface 1/5

    By hates overdrive
    IF you want to travel abroad and read books, use the kindle app for your device...overdrive is clunky, buggy and unreliable...keeps crashing, and attempts to fix include uninstalling which removes your titles from the bookshelf, which are near impossible to restore if you are abroad...
  • Bored commuter 4/5

    By Bored Commutet
    I love this app. Free audio books through Bluetooth are great while commuting.
  • Great idea, great app, crashes a lot 4/5

    By Sara Gowin
    I love this program. However it crashes 2-3 times a day and I've already had to reload it completely after less than 1 week
  • Read for more library info! 5/5

    By MommaD277
    I have used Overdrive for several years now. I LOVE it. It has saved me so much money from buying ebooks, & time from having to travel to the actual library. I agree with some of the suggestions made by other reviews, but it easily gets 5 stars for being a free app that offers endless entertainment & educational opportunities. One thing I'd like to share that I stumbled upon when I got frustrated by not being able to acquire the next book or several books in a series. You do not just have to use your local library. I called around my local libraries & even though I do not live in that town or county, I sometimes qualified for a free library card based on where I live. Other libraries may let you purchase a library card for a small yearly fee. Some of the larger libraries may charge moe, like the free library of Philadelphia. It IS free for its citizens, however outsiders can purchase a card for $50 a year. I know that sounds high, but compared to the amount of money you'd spend buying books, it's not that bad. Some of the local libraries in my area offer a free card, but they also use the same database as my local library, so it doesn't do any good to get a card from them. I don't know a way to find out which libraries are tied to the same databases and which ones are not. I wish there was a database of free libraries and/or libraries you can join for a small fee. Being able to check multiple free databases for a book I'm needing is wonderful. I've noticed some libraries offer the opportunity to suggest books if they do not have them, but some don't. I wish they all offered this. Another suggestion would be a way for us app users to exchange info about free libraries etc. I currently have 4 libraries connected to this app. It's simple to switch between them & they stay there unless I delete the . I hope others find this helpful. Just call your local libraries and inquire about getting a free library card to use online with Overdrive. They will tell you what their process is.
  • I love this app- 5/5

    By skearhart
    No more Having to run out to the library to pick up a book or books. I have the app on my phone and my nook. So I always have a book with me no matter where I am.
  • Help! 1/5

    By Uiwsecretary
    Is anyone else having trouble with overdrive? As soon as My Ohio Library page loads, it goes blank and goes back to I pad. I deleted the app and reloaded it, put in my library card number and it did the same thing. I don't like the other library apps. Can any one help?. I have been using this app for almost 4 years
  • D 5/5

    By dididoit
    Easy to use. Book availability depends on your library.

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