Best app ever!! 5/5
By Siera Z.
I love to listen to audiobooks at work and this app is so easy to use and convenient. I don't have to go to the library or worry about late fees. I can just check out whatever books I want during break.
Love it! 5/5
By Jimmy Routh
I use this app all the time. It's great for audiobooks. I listen to 1 book a week while driving for my job. No glitches and I love it.
I remember the old days ... 5/5
When I had to plug my iPod into my computer to download audiobooks. This app is the best thing since skinny vanilla lattes! I can download and listen to books from the library directly to my phone! Seriously. Who says life is hard?
Integrates with my local and school library 4/5
It seems to work pretty well; I like being able to use my preexisting memberships to my local libraries to check out e-books.
Cons: a bit laggy sometimes.
A Disabled Vet's Lifeline 5/5
As a disabled vet, this app is a lifeline to normalcy. It allows me the chance to chose my reading material, from my local library. I'm no longer asking someone who's going there to pick out something they think I'd like, or sending them with a laundry list of authors and or titles. That last is horrible cause I know I'm asking them to spend their valuable time searching for something they would probably never read. Thank you for this lifeline.
Great app, Needs work 3/5
I like that I can access a lot of library audio books and ebooks with this app. It's a great convenience and I really appreciate it. But the app itself is confusing and needs some work. I constantly stumble over how to access the materials I've checked out; for example, I'm repeatedly told that the item I'm trying to access is not available, when I'm the one who just checked it out.
Phenomenal application! 5/5
Does the job it needs to do and more. Couldn't be more useful for the avid reader and for one looking to pick up the hobby.
By mojo potatoes
Really like the reboot of the app. It works so much better and the layout is much cleaner. Bravo!
Will not work 1/5
I've used the app before and now I can't get into my books or library. I get an error message. I have reset my password. Requested to verify my account and nothing works. Very disappointing.
Love it!! 5/5
Easy and fast , very useful. Recommend highly.
This app is the best! 5/5
It's super easy to link a library card to the app and hold audio books. I listen during my commute to work and it's easy to download. This is way better than audible
Love this app! 5/5
Doubled my book consumption. Great app for voracious readers!
Amazing App!! 5/5
I ❤️ this app! Just plug in your library card # and check out the books you want to read. Return them when you're done or they go back automatically when they're due. Super convenient and a godsend for someone who reads a ton and can't afford to buy every book that catches their eye. You can download the app on multiple devices and it syncs together. Makes is super easy to swap from my iPhone to my tablet. I'm also able to check out audiobooks and magazines. Try it! You will not be disappointed 😄
This app is proof that America's libraries are ready to embrace the 21st century 5/5
By Mr. Carnegie
Overdrive is a fantastic app that allows you to download audiobooks, Candlebox, and other e-reader formats for books available through your local library. No late fees, No traveling, all from the comfort of your own phone. One of the best apps available today.
Satisfied user 5/5
The only issues I had were more than likely user error. This app is mandatory for me now, easily accessible books with my library card; I read more now.
Frustrating app 1/5
I wish libraries had options other than overdrive.
I listen to audiobooks from the library and most times it is ok.
Frustrating to adjust settings when driving so I don't.
But every time I want to read an ebook, it tells me I am not authorized on this device. It was my mistake to not check out the book to kindle app, which just works!
Fan(big fan) tastic 5/5
Read to kiddo, listen while jogging, support your library!
It's so nice to always have my book right at my fingertips 5/5
I love this app! It's so nice to be able to go to the library while I'm all cozy in my reading chair. It's simple to return books immediately when I'm done as a courtesy to the next reader in line. If one my holds hasn't released yet, I can easily find something else to read in the meantime!
Hot mess 1/5
Is an amazing app, my daughter and I love it.
It's great. My only issue is the inability to return books early, which certainly must be the reason there are such long waits to get books that are on hold. Is there a reason for this?
By FB lost
Awful. Have a Iphone & an android tablet. Can't read on the phone, too small. On tablet claims to download but it is not there. Says have to read in app, but it won't display. Waste of time.
By Granny yogist
I utilize this a great deal. It is reassuring to know I will always have book/s a able to read. And most recent books are on Overdrive
worst library software ever 1/5
The Overdrive app is unintuitive and confusing. Every time I try to do anything with it, I have to fumble aimlessly. I'm saying this as a software engineer who's written library software.
Pretty good! 4/5
This app is a game changer! Love being able to download audiobooks to my phone! My only complaint is that it could be a little more user-friendly and I would love to be able to see an overview of how far along I am in a book. Great app!!!
Love this app 5/5
This is the best app on my phone!
Couldn't live without it 5/5
Love having access to the library no matter where I am.
Great App 5/5
I love being able to read books from my home library no matter where I happen to be. And I really love that with the app's overhaul a few moths back I now stay singed in. It's the little things that really make a difference!
Very good and free! 5/5
Wonderful app for free. I love the audiobooks!
I like the fact that I can download audiobooks. Problem is the app is confusing to use and if I haven't used it in a while I get frustrated trying to figure it out again. There are no directions for use and it is not user friendly.
If you are a reader this app is a must have. 5/5
If you love books, have a library card, go on long walks or can't stand commercials on the radio this app is a must have. I download audiobooks from the library which I can check out for 21 days and using my Bluetooth listen to my favorite authors as I walk the dog. I also use my auxiliary plug in the car to listen.
Great way to listen to books 5/5
I have had no problems with this App getting into my library and borrowing audio books to listen to during my workouts or while driving. Trouble free App and easy to use!
What is not to like? 5/5
I wish I'd discovered this ages ago. It works perfectly, and I'm finally listening to great books again without the ridiculous cost. This is the best app on my iPhone.
Great app - keeps improving 5/5
This is a great app for connecting with your library to get all kinds of media: books, audio books, and video.
What I especially appreciate is that the app gets better as they release new versions. Things get faster and easier.
Great controls, works intuitively 5/5
I found this app works exactly as you expect it to. Audiobooks are read in the background as you use other phone apps, allowing me to be more productive. Great app.
Best app I've found 5/5
To allow me to read the books I enjoy, but not have to pay through the roof to enjoy them. I do wish I didn't have to download them to my phone. I used to just listen online, but still... you can't really complain when you can use a library card instead of your credit card. :)
Great with some suggestions 4/5
I love being able to check out audiobooks and listen to them on the go! My suggestions are that it would be great to have the table of contents match the actual table of contents in the book. I try to listen (when I am driving to/from work) and read (at home) simultaneously and maybe it's the books I have checked out but they haven't matched up, and it's frustrating. Also, to have a percentage finished display (like in the kindle app) would be helpful to know how far in the book you are.
Wonderful on the road 5/5
By Linda 1972
My husband and I used to shop library book sales to buy books on CD before driving Florida to Wisconsin and vice versa. Very limited selection and then had a shelf full of books on CD that we finished. With Overdrive we don't have to even go to the library to have a great selection of books to choose from and after 2 weeks they disappear - all for free!
By Sgt Urban
100% free audiobooks
Love it! 5/5
Who needs audible when you've got this app?!
By Pentax. Am
Love this app. Best app I have ever used
Best way to get digital and audio books 5/5
I love the simplicity of the ap, and being able to sync multiple libraries and apps. I can download ebooks, kindle, PDF, audio easily with one touch.
Many of the negative reviews are library issues NOT overdrive issues.
I love this app 5/5
The app is easy to use and works great. I am not sure if the app or your local library determines what is available, but I have been very impressed with the quantity and selection of audio books. I recommend this to any who listens to a lot of audio books
Love this app! 5/5
This app is freaking awesome! Always read old school paper until need came along via chemo to explore audiobooks. The need is temporary, but after downloaded OD this 53 yo easily figured out app all by herself. I have borrowed Audiobooks / eBooks (mostly cookbooks. haha), downloaded files and returned them (usually early) all with great ease. I love that OD is its own MP3 player. Of course, I had a learning curve and was originally listening in Safari, but, like I said, I figured it out. Somebody wrote earlier that they couldn't figure out how to return their books early… when you're on your Bookshelf look in the upper right hand corner and touch the Edit button and look what happens. Ta da! A Return box appears below the title! The thing is, once the blurry eyes go away I'll continue to check more books out and read on my devices because of all the exploring I've done (I've amassed a bit of a Wish List. hehe) and because of this super great app! If I can do it, so can you.
Free audio books! 5/5
By Tori knight
Love that this app links to my local library so that I can "check out" audio books!!!
Outstanding Since the Update 4/5
Overdrive used to be a janky mess that frequently forgot your spot in an audiobook and crashed constantly. Now it is a paragon of stability. Since the most recent redesign/update I have had ZERO issues. I work at a library, and it's so nice being able to promote this app to patrons without any caveats. I do wish the personal library integration was a little smoother (you are redirected to the library's Overdrive webpage where you have to log in again, which is the biggest user interface hurdle to overcome when showing patrons how to get it set up) but outside of that, the performance is immaculate.
Best App 5/5
This is absolutely the best app ever. I love the ease of downloading books. I carry my iPad everywhere and now I always have a book to read. FOR FREE! It's easy and if a book isn't available I put it on hold. Then I get an email mail telling me it's ready. Only thing better would be a larger selection. I also like that I am able to retread older books without going to a physical library. No gas, no standing in line, no returning hard copies. I highly recommend this app.
Used this app for years and loved it. After a recent upgrade lost access to ALL my purchased titles and no support available for this issue. Just spent an hour combing through useless 'help' topics online. So angry right now!
I've enjoyed reading books on the app but it's very confusing to navigate and find how to do things.
You search and manage your books based on the library, not the overall Overdrive account. You have to know to click on the library which is not at all obvious. For example, my Overdrive account page won't show my holds.
Bottom line: this app should be easier to use.