OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks

OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks

  • Category: Book
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  • Current Version: 3.6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: OverDrive, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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OverDrive – Library eBooks and 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 – Library eBooks and Audiobooks app reviews

  • Many faults 1/5

    By Jackbv123
    Clumsy to use Also audio book download doesn't always work.
  • Free entertainment 5/5

    By phenomenologylibrarian
    I love that I can check out audiobooks and ebooks for free on my devices through my library!
  • Nice to listen for free. 3/5

    By vpandora
    I like getting free mobile access to audio books. The app could be more user friendly.
  • What did I do before this app 5/5

    By Kph ear
    I love this app, it make listening to audio books while commuting a breeze. So easy to function.
  • Functional 2/5

    By JimP90X
    The app is functional but somewhat clunky. Not smooth like purchasing music. Why? Because it can be.
  • Awesome app 4/5

    By Best gamer123455
    The best app ever great for my nighttime reading!!!! But some of the books you need a amazon kindle to read 😪
  • Improved app! 5/5

    By Arisanika
    I love this app and I'm so happy for the new update. I tell everyone I know about it, it's a great tool for public libraries! I can understand that it can be a little confusing but overall it is a great app.
  • Like it a lot 4/5

    By frazzlenodazzle
    I've had a few glitches but 85% of the time I am happy. I do wish there was more fantasy fiction though.
  • Works great 5/5

    By aislyng99
    I've read at least a dozen books with this app by now and have had nothing to complain about regarding the app itself. I like the option is has to read with a black page and white text, it's much kinder on the eyes especially when reading in bed at night. The library in my town has been under repairs for a year now so this app has been extremely convenient for me to be able to keep up with my reading.
  • Simplify 4/5

    By Gentlemancampbell
    I like the app. It took a little while to figure it out. Having to sign in to the library and the app was a little confusing. I can understand why some have difficulty.
  • Absolutely my favorite app 5/5

    By chandlerscott
    I tell everyone I know about this app. This is my favorite way to check out audiobooks.
  • Download Destination 4/5

    By amtkk
    Ultimately works fine, but it is awkward to use filters in the maximum way. Can be difficult to locate audio books.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Jjmcskillet
    It's hard to get why there are only a certain number of copies for a digital download, but I use this app daily and I love it. It'd be cool to be able to see when some of the copies you have on hold are due for others so you can estimate how long the wait will be. Other than that, I'm a huge fan.
  • Great way to listen to audiobooks 4/5

    By Director Nicole
    I love this app and that I can listen to audiobooks though my library!!
  • Favorite App 4/5

    By Abbs5683
    I love this App. The only thing that bothers me is that there's no way to track books I've already read on it.
  • Great! 5/5

    By PattiG4Nav
    This app lets me download audio books to my iPhone. I enjoy listening to books while I am exercising, riding in the car and other times. I purchased a cheap Bluetooth headset at Walmart and can be 35 ft away from my phone and get good reception. It took a couple of phone calls for my local library to connect me but after that things are good. I am enjoying this app.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Songswesing
    Love this app so much for audiobooks - only complaint is the amount of holds available for some books at my library.
  • Great App for People on the GO! 4/5

    By Teri0108
    I love having this app with which to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the LION system. It is a great convenience to not be restricted to certain hours, days of the week and even a particular library's stacks. As do many others, I love audiobooks, especially for commuting. This app gives me access to many that aren't accessible in my local library. If I am on a plane or somewhere I don't have access to a CD player, this app fills my desire for listening to a book. Yes, there are glitches and room for improvement. I see them listed under other reviews. I have experienced most all of them, as well. But I still appreciate the access this app provides. Thank you!
  • One of my favorite apps! 5/5

    By BESA02
    Literally brings my library everywhere I go! So convenient and easy to use!
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Ezkoalmc
    So glad that I can borrow books from the library without actually going there.... no late books ! I love listening to audiobooks while I am driving from job to job!
  • Bizarre App 1/5

    By EdregisEdregis
    This app is so bizarre it's really beyond belief. To get to a book you must enter your local library name, good luck with that, then enter your library card number. And then, guess what, you must enter your library name again, plus your library card number. Believe it or not. Then, maybe, but only maybe, you may be allowed to search for a given author. In the extremely unlikely event that any titles show up, you must borrow one. This itself takes a lot of figuring out how to do. But assuming you've finally done that, then you must download it. And assuming that you've done that, too, instead of committing suicide, or worse, murder, then you must find out where your downloaded marvel is. And assuming you're still in it for the game, then you must super finally figure out how to read the download. And then, guess what: You're finished!
  • Best app ever 5/5

    By Truemeneatzombies
    Helps me with school work and make my points when I have too on ar
  • Love this app 5/5

    By Queenamy612
    I love that I can get all my books downloaded from my library to my phone or iPad.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Ullose2
    I love OverDrive in order to listen to audiobooks. Not all current books are offered, but they're free from my library and I don't mind waiting for the more current ones. It's easy to download the audiobook. I love OverDrive!
  • Love this App 4/5

    By Erwikka
    This app is great it is helping me catch up on some audiobooks I have been dying to listen to. It is also a great way to use my library card without actually having to go to the library. I highly recommend it for any readers.
  • Horrendous App 1/5

    By Figoune
    Who ever designed this app must be the worst ever UX/CX...there is no way this app would be consider remotely user friendly
  • 💗 5/5

    By SweetPeaME_#1
    Listen to while driving and at work
  • Overdrive app review 5/5

    By jaon4wheels
    I find this app very useful and helpful. I especially like how I can access books from other libraries.
  • Great app 5/5

    By Hypokampos
    I use it mainly for audiobooks but can get anything. Place a hold and am notified when it is available. Wish there weren't as many limits, but other than that it works perfect.
  • Reading On The Go 5/5

    By Golfman8176
    OverDrive is an excellent app for those who don't or can't make the time to "read" favorite books. Easy to use and consistent quality.
  • Avid book reader 5/5

    By Molley08
    Love it!' Access to books and audiobooks 24/7.If the book is not available, it allows you to place a hold and notifies you when it is available
  • Best App 5/5

    By Moniwoof
    This is the Best app I ever used. Thanks so much.
  • Speed adjustment on audiobooks does not seem to work 1/5

    By A chemical engineer
    When I leave it at 1x speed, it works fine. When I set it to 1.5x speed, the time in the audio file increases normally but I don't hear anything. The moment when I hit pause, I hear sound for just a second or so, then nothing.
  • Overdrive 4/5

    By BlufftonBob
    We load audio books on our iPhones and iPads and play them on our car radio via Bluetooth. It works great!
  • Amazing! 5/5

    By Bjrjehldb
    I love this app! I used to listen to books and it has gotten me through my yearly reading goal halfway through the year!
  • Happy 5/5

    By jer140
    It works. It's easy. A lot of choices. Sometimes limited copies are available and you can be put on the waiting list. Must have app for commuting.
  • Love the access 4/5

    By QueenMarty
    I love the access to books, especially audio! The app is not user friendly. Maybe be if I use it more often, I would remember where to find books 😳
  • Great App 4/5

    By Brownsugar3672
    I've been using Overdrive to borrow books and audio books from my local library for about 10 years. Just recently I purchased a new iPad. I was able to download audio books but note books; I would receive error message that my device is deauthorized. So I deleted app downloaded app again, then I was able to download ebooks. I hope this fixed the problem. Out of the ten years this is the first issue I have had.
  • Best App Ever 5/5

    By Lulusmeme
    Love it. The functionality is great!!!
  • Fix It 2/5

    By C3SSi
    I have been an Overdrive user for the past 3-ish years. I love the app with a passion, and I used to use it every day. That is, until it wouldn't allow me to access one of my libraries. Thinking that I had to update it (I had put it off for a mighty long time) I did so, and now it won't let me log in. This is after the May 2017 update. Please, stop sending me to Libby. I hate that app. This is a cry for help. Please, just fix it.
  • Game changer! 5/5

    By Doxologyboy
    This app allows me to borrow audio books from my library from the comfort of my own home and listen right from my phone. No carrying an extra device! No need to go to the library or wait for the next book to make it in. Love it!
  • Works great 5/5

    By dawn2evening
    I have never had any problems with this app. It works great, and is easy enough to use. You can adjust brightness, text style, and text size, which is very convenient.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Anraywilmot
    I love this app
  • I like the app very much 5/5

    By Autumn Veil
    Great for reading or listening to books borrowed from your library
  • Audiobook Haven 4/5

    By SarahSlaysZombies
    Love this for audiobooks. Haven't used it for ebooks, as that's not my preference.
  • Running companion 5/5

    By Mindful Katie
    I love this app for its free access to audiobooks. I reset my week with a weekend run outside while I listen to a new book. The app is intuitive to use and email notifications for books I put on hold are helpful. Highly recommend this app for anyone looking for e-books or audiobooks at zero cost.
  • I hate this app 1/5

    By Future mummer
    I love that my library offers me eBooks and audiobooks I can get from the comfort of my home!!!! Huge plus! But I absolutely HATE this app! It's hard to navigate, it doesn't sync well across devices, you login and then you're searching, go to borrow a book and it says you're not logged in... then you do it again and it gets all fouled up..... sometimes it works great but often it's painful!
  • App needs major improvements 1/5

    By Astronomy Buff
    I'm using this app on an iPhone, and iPad, with latest iOS, and since the latest update the app crashes constantly. Even when it doesn't crash it is barely functional. The interface is an exercise in user hostility and the app has some major functional flaws. If my public library didn't force me to use this junk app I'd immediately trash it! If your library only supports this turkey, heed my advice. Download it and then take your device and library card to your library and ask the librarian in charge of the electronic collection to set it up and teach you to use it. This will save you lots of frustration and perhaps push your library into at least considering alternatives. They don't tell you, but it actually uses Safari to communicate with your library, so your Safari settings affect this app's behavior. For instance, if you want to store your library card number you must set Safari to store ALL ID's and passwords - a very dangerous practice on any mobile device. The app keeps Safari in the background so you are not given the option of electing to store just the library data. This is probably the most significant shortcoming of the app. Someone at my library is constantly tinkering with the HTML code on their web site, so every couple of weeks I have to re-enter all my stored data! The fix for both problems is obvious. THIS NEEDS TO BE A STAND-ALONE APP!!! Hopefully the next version will be. I agree with other reviewers that there is no excuse for not supporting ALL e-book and audio book formats on Apple products. That puts about half of my library's electronic collection out of reach. Once again I hope this deficiency will be corrected in the next version. I am using this app ONLY because my library has adopted it and it's the only app they support. I'm pressuring them to dump it immediately. Use this app only if your library doesn't support an alternative. If you have a choice, the alternative is probably superior to Overdrive and you should definitely try the alternative(s) first.
  • Where are my audiobooks? 2/5

    By ooskies
    Not enough copies of books to borrow. Wait time is approx 4 weeks plus. Audio books that are dl doesn't show up in my bookshelf. There's no way of figuring out what's going on so I can't listen to them anyway. Frustrating.
  • Great, but with one major bookmark complaint 4/5

    By DS_phl
    I've been using this app heavily for several years. When I first began using it, the bookmarks would tell you the name of the CHAPTER in addition to the percentage completion. Now the bookmarks only tell you the title of the BOOk and the percentage completion. I know what the name of the book is.....it is right there in the header section. Knowing the name of the chapter I was in when last bookmarked, made it SO much easier to find my location when I would switch devices (between phone & tablet). I find it very annoying now. I now guesstimate, see how the percentage amounts compare, then guess again, then compare new percentages, then guess again, etc......

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