OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7.1
  • 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

  • When it works, it's great. 4/5

    By EugeneOrygun
    I listen to audiobooks from my library on an iPhone 5s and now 6. I've had to reinstall it thrice to get it to down load the zip files from the library server. Before this year it had worked brilliantly for two years.
  • Overdrive App 5/5

    By Nature moma
    This app is wonderful! I listen to the audio books when I'm gardening, walking, sewing. It's a wonderful app! I recommend it!
  • Everything I didn't know I needed 5/5

    By Bugglove114
    I primarily use OverDrive for audiobooks. Its been absolutely fantastic to listen to new books that have been on my list or listen to books I've read before for a new experience. I have been very happy and I have had absolute no issues whatsoever using this app. Highly recommended.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By SirWasteAlot
    I’ve been using it now for a couple of years now and can’t tell you how many nights it’s gotten me to point B while driving. My only problem I have (and it’s not the apps fault at all!) is remembering all the books that I’ve already heard. If there was some way the app could let me know, that would be awesome.
  • Rating of Overdrive 5/5

    By Tjd35003522
  • I love this app 5/5

    By Cpiper79
    This is a great app. It is nice for audio books. I like it a lot.
  • A Go-To App for me! 5/5

    By J-love*33
    I have been using this app for almost two years now, and I am in love. I am an avid reader and, though I prefer to have a tangible book in my hands, the e-reading and audio-listening capabilities I have through this app saved my life while living abroad for a year! Even while overseas, I was able to enjoy almost full access to my library at home. The vast list of titles available is pretty impressive, and I really appreciate the audiobook selection! I recommend this app to anyone I know is a reader. Keep doing what you’re doing, keep adding titles, and keep making our libraries so accessible from all over the world! Thank you!
  • Still has bugs 3/5

    By purpleguitarguy
    Like this app, but some titles seem to lock it up
  • App review 3/5

    By MilitaryRN
    Kind of clumsy, needs some work to make it easier to navigate. For example I never know when my book finishes downloading.
  • I use it every day 4/5

    By Dresden 45
    Are use this with my public library card. Sometimes not all the files load and you have to do it manually otherwise I would’ve given it five stars.
  • Great app 4/5

    By Md1234d
    I have been using Overdrive for three years now. Please keep up the good work and enhancements.
  • Great Resource for Audiobooks 4/5

    By Ynomeikiba
    This is a great way to enjoy Audiobooks offered by your library. Assuming that the book you want is available, it is easy to check out whatever you may want. A lot of this depends on the library you belong to, but I live in a smaller city and have not had any issues. The app itself is quick easy, and syncs well with the website/computer app.
  • Expands my library! 5/5

    By BabyGirl8971
    I love this app. I live in a small town so our library isn't exactly big. We can get books ordered in from a neighboring town if they have it. This app has helped to expand what is available to read. I love the convenience of being able to check things out without ever leaving home. My only issue has been that no matter how many times I've had the verification email sent to me and followed the instructions in the message to verify my account it keeps saying it's unverified.
  • Terrible 2/5

    By LHinSLC
    Nothing about the app is intuitive or seamless. Only gave it two stars because eventually it works and I can obtain my content. But it's painful getting there and borderline not worth it.
  • Great! 5/5

    By Yellingbanana
    There are so many ways to adjust your reading preferences with this app, it's handy. It took me a week to get used to it and figure out what I was doing, but now it's super easy. Love it.
  • Really helpful app 5/5

    By Riptide564
    I really like this app。
  • Like this app 5/5

    By Crochetstar
    This app makes reading from the library so easy. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get to library. This has brought reading back into my life.
  • A pain 1/5

    By UIreader
    Clumsy, counterintuitive, time wasting, and frustrating. Like Audible if designed by malicious North Koreans.
  • Easy to use 4/5

    By EdenEna
    The app is easy to use, though I wish there was a “renew” option.
  • Convenience!! 5/5

    By Lalabbbbbbbbbbbbbby
    Convenience is one of the main things that makes this so appealing to me. I wish I had more time to go to bookstores and even flip through the pages. A lot of us don’t have the time or energy.so it’s nice to still be able to read our favorite books without having to leave the comfort of our homes or work space.
  • Good but a bit confusing to use 4/5

    By Auroraura
    I like that I can check audio books out from the library. The app is a bit confusing to use and it seems like things such as retrieving a title when it becomes available is kind of a convoluted process.
  • Best E-Book App Out There 5/5

    By ArcRanch
    I love this app! I have an hour commute, so e-books and I are best buds. Overdrive makes it quick, easy, and cheap (i.e. free) to keep myself well-stocked with new friends to keep me company.
  • Intuitive & Simple 5/5

    By Silver Night Owl
    Great app, manages libraries and accounts. Versatile reading through Amazon, Kindle.
  • Amazing! 5/5

    By Johnnyshortness64568
    The entire Metropolitan Library is at the top of my fingers, I can get almost any audiobook for free in minutes!
  • 10/10 5/5

    By def not a cat
    Been using this for about a month, never had any significant problems with the function of the app or navigating its UI.
  • No excuses 1/5

    By kingfish225
    At this point I’m not forgiving any app that isn’t supporting protocols that are available to give the user the best experience Please add CarPlay support.
  • Love, love, love 5/5

    By Thetynni
    Public library in the palm of my hand--what's not to love? :)
  • Very un-user friendly 1/5

    By No ad lopez
    I only use this app to get free books as a library user. It’s extremely annoying to use. It makes you sign in twice or three times before you can get anything done. The only thing I’m grateful for is that I no longer need to set up an Adobe account for everything and all I need is my card number.
  • Disappointed 😞 1/5

    By sncpcnm
    Not Shure why but since the most recent update my app won't even open. I'm cu recently using the iPhone 8 running iOS 11.0.2..... PLEASE HELP!
  • Very good 4/5

    By KiltedCook
    No major complaints. The layout is not super-intuitive, but with a little practice it is easy to use.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By mconty
    Really nice audiobook app. Solid, doesn't lock up or lose data, like some other ones have been known to do. Just wish it had a 1.5x and/or 2x speed-up option, like the music & podcast apps do -- that would be handy to get thru parts of a book when I forget to set a bookmark. :-) If it had that, I'd give it a full 5 stars. [Later] Hey, thanks for adding that speed option! Up to 5 stars now. Would y'all consider adding a destination device widget, like what the Podcast app has, so I can choose to direct the output to my iPhone or to my bluetooth headphones or bluetooth hearing aids, please? [Later yet] Ah, I see, now that I have updated to iOS11, that the option to redirect the output is available in the mini-player when the screen is locked, but I’m not seeing that option when running this app in the foreground. (Is it hiding somewhere else?) Anyway, I have another feature idea, although it may be beyond your app’s capabilities: Would you be able to add small “knots” along the line (e.g., “Part 1 of 5”) to show any available chapter or track breaks within the currently-playing track? Sometimes, maybe even most of the time, the currently playing track of an audiobook has no subsections — i.e., chapter breaks are aligned with track breaks. But when there _are_ subsections, or the tracks and chapters don’t coincide, it would be handy to see how far back (or forwards) until the next sub-track. I don’t know if you even _have_ this option, though — you may simply be using the default iOS routines for showing audio tracks. Or, for that matter, there may not even _be_ a way to tell if or where there are any sub-track breaks. Just a thought...
  • Love the ease of getting books to read. 4/5

    By Kitkat554
    Have used this for several years. Each improvement has made it easier. Love having history. Will start using the audio books for the car!
  • Love this app 4/5

    By brentha
    I wish it was an audio option for Amazon Alexa as well.
  • Love it 5/5

    By OkinawaDreaming
    I've read some reviews, thoughtful and thorough, that describe bugs and problems, but as far as I'm concerned, this is a great app. I'm an American living overseas and our on post library is fantastic but small. Having access to this is a blessing. It saves me a lot of money and will save me from excess weight in books when I go home. (Cuz not reading is not an option!) I'm content with what I feel are minor bugs and glitches. I've only had it for a few months, but it is my new best sanity saver!
  • Stunning for audiobooks 4/5

    By TerryTorres
    It gives me more joy than my podcast app, on average. But something about reading ebooks... maybe the typography or something, I never want to do it for long.
  • Great app 4/5

    By soccermom225
    Need to add more titles
  • Frustrated with the downloading process 4/5

    By Healthchic5
    Everything works very well except for the downloading. Sometimes it goes quickly and sometimes it takes forever to download all of the chapters of a book. I hope that this will improve because I do love to get my books to the library app.
  • Library at your fingertips 5/5

    By lunasnargles
    This app is amazing. I can borrow tons of library books without leaving my home. Don't have to worry about returning the books on time either. They return themselves.
  • Best way to read on the go 5/5

    By Satisfied w app
    App is easy to use and connect to my local library.
  • Love It 5/5

    By KRN£K£INK
    Been Using the Overdrive Application on my 4 G ITouch and it works very well. Saves my Preferred local Digital library and Allows up to 6 Books at a time. Downloads Generally take less than a Minute and the Delete - Return feature Allows for an Early Return if Needed. I've Actually Started to Prefer Reading on the ITouch over the Nook for Everything Except Magazines and it's All Because of this Application. Recently Started Using On IPad as well and love the Ease of Use and functionality.
  • Easy 5/5

    By katerenn
    So awesome!! I Love being able to easily get audio books on my iPhone from the library.
  • Great app 4/5

    By Nerdy Gal Ashes
    This app saves me a trip to the library. I love how easy it is to place holds and get the books that I want as well as getting to try out new stories.
  • Books on hold 3/5

    By Mollylevi
    My really only complaint is that I can check out 10 books but only put 4 or 5 on hold. Some of the books I want on hold I am like #10 in line and I don't want to get out. But then that limits me to how many I can hold. That is frustrating.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Dave yyyy
    Can use this app to checkout audiobooks and kindle books without a pc. Great on vacations!
  • User friendly, intuitive interface 4/5

    By Sergio542
    I have enjoyed the app. Very easy and intuitive to navigate. Connects directly with media source outlet.
  • Help! 3/5

    By Prius chic
    I love this app! However, since the update, I can download my loaned items EITHER to my phone or my iPad, but not to both, which I’ve always been able to do in the past. I prefer reading on my IPad; but like to have my books on my phone as well. Please fix!!
  • Updates = regression 2/5

    By Lmfl123
    It seems like every time they update it takes a step backwards. Current release has an issue with the line spacing where no matter the selection it packs them in as tightly as possible. Also no longer remembers progress when I have to renew a book. The library search menu used to be easier to use as well.
  • like this app 1/5

    By dpbmab
    Really like app. I would give it a 5 if there this newest version 3.7.1,that i just updated, didn’t keep kick me out of while i was reading.
  • Amazing app 5/5

    By WarrenTheStudMuffin
    Sooo easy and sooo cool! I love this app!
  • Books! 5/5

    By Einher-Jair
    Easy to use, convenient, I just wish more titles and more copies of titles were available as so many people use this free public service. Thanks New Castle County, DE!

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