OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7.6
  • 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

  • Good Overall! 3/5

    By blind_access
    This is an overall good app and service. I love how easy it is to get books from my local library. Indispensable for a blind individual like myself. The only issue I have is with VO. While I can't say the product is not accessible... The Overdrive and Libby app could use complete dedication to VO. I know company is aware of these issues. Please show your dedication to equal access for your blind users. Thank You!!
  • Working great 4/5

    By jonnylogic
    Working great on my iPhone SE. can’t beat free audio books from the local library.
  • Great app! 4/5

    By Annoyedbybadpncupdate
    This is a great app! I love it and use it all the time. Just a little tweak that could make it better... sometimes I don't get finished with a book before it expires. It would be great if there was a "renew" button on the expired books, so you didn't have to search for it again each time. Other than that, awesome! :-)
  • Needs Improvement 1/5

    By Sophie4674
    My husband and I have been using this app for almost a year now. It does not get any easier! Someone needs to make it more logical and user-friendly.
  • Love this App 5/5

    By Cmensah
    I have a long commute and listen to about a book a week. This is a fantastic app and I am so glad it connects to the library.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Kaileyelaine
    Overdrive is the best invention ever! I love books, but am a terrible reader (I know it just takes practice), but with overdrive I get to listen to as many books as I want. I can listen to a great book in the car, while folding laundry, shoot I even listen while working at work.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By SEB401
    Great app for reading books and getting books from the library. It is easy to navigate and locate what you are looking for. There are so many ways to sort your lists and find books. Highly recommend.
  • Who knows 1/5

    By zzzzzyyyyyzzzzzyyyy
    Can’t download the books once they are checked to me . What happened to this once good app.
  • Great Way to Read 5/5

    By Sloppyjoe28
    Wonderful, Marvelous App. All you need is a Library Card and you're all set. Free e-books, free audio books. What more course you ask for? "Libby!" With Libby you can pick up any device and pick up where you left off. Who needs a Kindle when you have Overdrive and unlimited free books through your Public Library. Oh yea, did I mention it's free.
  • Never buy Kindle or Audible books again! 5/5

    By Staplesque
    What if you could have hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks at your fingertips for FREE? Here ya go! This app takes a little setup: you have to have a library card, and have it handy to log into your local library website. After that, it's quick and easy to search for books, check them out, and download them. You can read ePub versions of ebooks within the app or get Kindle versions if your library has them. Audiobooks are fabulous too: I play them in the car from my phone with a Bluetooth speaker. In fact, rediscovering Overdrive has made me rediscover my local library and books in general because it's so easy to get them (for free!) and read them anywhere and anytime I have a free minute. It's a much better use of time than phone games or social media, in my opinion, but just as convenient to flip open on my phone. Thanks, Overdrive!
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By Dictionary9
    Best app I have. Just need more library membership numbers. Listen to 4 books a week Exhausting my library’s stash.
  • Highly Recommend 5/5

    By NikkiJoan
    Overdrive is great especially if you have a library membership!!!
  • Easy to use 5/5

    By Local Cloud Misery
    Streamlined, user friendly app !
  • Unwieldy 2/5

    By Sourdough Lady
    The navigation on this app is less than intuitive. I always have to search for my wishlist or holds. Echoing a criticism of another reviewer, searching titles is slow and tedious. If I have gone through the search of, say, fiction books by author, and I want to pick up where I left off, such as with those whose names begin with “M”, I have to skim through every page of books, which is about 50, to pick up where I left off. Annoying and time consuming. I don’t love this app, but I’m glad I don’t have to go to the brick and mortar library to borrow books. I enjoy using the books by way of this app, so it is useful even if it’s somewhat primitive.
  • Great App for Listening to Audiobooks 5/5

    By Oray14
    I love using this app to check out audiobooks that I can listen to in the car!
  • No Longer Can Load Page 1/5

    By Catarific
    Now genetics error loading on two IPads using WiFi. One IPad is IOS10 and the other is IOS12.1. Not happy 😞
  • Great for audio books. 4/5

    By calirunningmama
    I have used this app for about 6 months and I love it. I use it for downloading audiobooks and it is fabulous. There are a few recommendations I have to improve the app. Another review already suggested these changes but I whole heartedly agree with them. 1st, the wish list needs to have a search bar and more category filters to choose from. Such as adding genre then choose horror, sci-fi, mystery, etc. 2nd, I agree a notification saying we are up next would be awesome. This way we know to check our listing more frequently and it’s not just sitting in our loan que. Thanks for all you do. This app is amazing. Hope these suggestions help with your greatness!
  • Can't download audiobooks since upgrade! 1/5

    By rcbalive
    UPDATE 4 10/15/18: There still is no fix for the syncing issue. My devices are all signed in to the same account but they don’t sync. I have not heard from the developers and wonder if it will ever be fixed. UPDATE: The downloading issue has been resolved and i am most appreciative of that. However, overdrive no longer syncs across my devices even though each device is signed in. This is very irritating! I loved this app, but after the last upgrade I have been unable to download audiobooks from my library! So the books are sitting under loans in my libraries and the days are ticking away. Fortunately I have one book downloaded from before the upgrade so I can listen to that. Please fix! Update: Since I can't download my audiobooks from the library, I can't return them early either because you can only return from Overdrive and not the library. So even if you listen to audiobooks thru the browser, once you finish them or decide you don't like them and want to return them you can't. So you are stuck with the loans you have and no way to get rid of them. So very frustrating! I used to love this app and told everyone about it. Please hurry up and resolve this! I wish a bright status bar was my issue! Update 2: Now the browser doesn't work with audiobooks. OMG! I have been addicted to overdrive and have been listening to 2-3 audiobooks per week. I'm going thru withdrawal! Help! Update 3: Still waiting for a fix. I can download and return books occasionally but there is no consistency. It used to be so dependable. Now I get anxious when I finish books because I don’t know when returning and borrowing will work. Not happy!
  • Audiobook Heaven 5/5

    By PPare002
    I love how I can utilize all of my public library cards and access everything through one app!
  • Awesome digital library app! 5/5

    By Rolling gamer!
    Love this app!
  • Accessible 5/5

    By Kanyiel
    Convenient & worth downloading, instead of traveling to a library. It’s located right in you tablets, kindles or iPad. If you’re a book worm like myself you’ll love it. You can borrow up to 5 books I believe ,so yes!
  • New Version crashes repeatedly 1/5

    By ylisa
    Overdrive was working fine and I had no problems with the app until I updated to this new version (3.7.6) and now the app crashes whenever I try to even run it. I have already tried all the steps but you really need to fix this bug or let me go back to an older version of the app that works.
  • Great app 4/5

    By RiverDeb
    This is wonderful. It beats going to the library all the time. However it is difficult when you run out of time and you could not get the book back or extend it for a few days. I also wish they had more the older books.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Tangelicious757
    It’s easy and convenient! I’ve had no issues ...
  • Sincerely, this app has been great for quite some time! 5/5

    By dhugot
    The Overdrive app’s consistency –clearly of the unfoolish type– has ensured my consumption of literature –both aurally and visually– has been quite hobgoblin free. And, don’t get me wrong, I may very well have a little mind. My cranium volume is remarkable but I know there is not a great, let alone positive, correlation between the size of my mind and that of my brain. Despite this, Overdrive makes my life happier and better. (Yes, for most people the latter is implied by the former, but if you are reading this, I know you were not most people.) Just sayin’. ;-)
  • Best app ever! 5/5

    By OD-1204
    I love the overdrive app. I use it daily, check out all my library books through it, read my books and listen to my audiobooks with it. Best, best, best app I have on my kindle, iPad, and iPhone. It goes everywhere with me, like I carry my library with me. I’ve tried other apps but not satisfied with them, so for me Overdrive is what I’ll keep.
  • Amazing! 5/5

    By rubyahhhh
    I have never written a review in my life and probably never will again! But I have told all my friends & family about it because it’s amazing. All you need is a library card and you get free audio and ebooks.
  • Can’t believe how good 4/5

    By luvabelle
    Seriously auto books and books free amazing 😍☺️ also I read it on airplane and was so legit I had no problem ugggh this is awesome try it NOW. Just click it you’ll be surprised 😲
  • Great app 5/5

    By Annemariepovich
    I’m glad this app exists and provides me all of the benefits of the local library. Really great idea. App was a little hard to navigate at first but I got the hang of it
  • Interface is a bit glitzy 4/5

    By foxrocks41
    The app does what it should and thereby serves a good purpose. Navigating is a bit clutzy, and the app is not always accurate on where the last bookmark was when you continue a book on a different device.
  • Awesome App 5/5

    By Whatadog
    I love this app from ebooks to audiobooks!! Wish we could have access to other libraries besides your local one.
  • Prefer this app to Libby 5/5

    By Barry Warner
    Simple to navigate once you figure it out. At first it is not clear how to get around the app, once you figure it out you'll have no complaints. I tried Libby and didn't care for it.
  • overdrive app 4/5

    Like the old version way better than the new Overdrive Libby app - though this one stopped working, needed to be reinstalled, lost my history. Libby requires so much more clicking ... KISS principle should apply ...
  • Can you wait? 5/5

    By Sword9919
    Depending on where you're from and how much patience you have; listen to everything for free.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By AlwaysLiv42Day
    Love being able to download books from my library. This app works great for me.
  • Love it!! 5/5

    By HarleyKC
    So easy to use and I actually read every day now! No more hassle with making trips to the library possibly losing a book or getting damaged or anything! At the same time tho I’m still supporting my library which is wonderful!
  • Love the app 4/5

    By 8Sisi
    Hope some improvements are on the way.
  • Perfect Audio and reading app 5/5

    By Mgoodman05
    This app works wonderfully! Checkout books from my local library for pleasure reading and work. My kids can use it too! So great!
  • Good app 3/5

    By Klukas1127
    The app is good. The auto book selection could be better
  • Enjoy the app, but... 4/5

    By Omed American
    This app is fantastic. But, I wish you can filter or sort based on rating. I usually do not select books that with less than 4 stars.
  • Haven’t used Audible for a long time 5/5

    By CPlus user
    This is a great program for listening to audiobook content, and you can’t beat the price!
  • Must-Have App! 5/5

    By EmilyELewis
    I use this app every day. It’s connected to all my local libraries, and I never have to buy books anymore. Ebooks at the office, audiobooks in the car, whatever, wherever, and however you read. Never get caught with nothing to read again.
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By neverclosedadoor
    Best app on my iPhone. I love it
  • Great, but could be a little better 4/5

    This app has changed the way I get through the workday. Audiobooks have changed my life. The app works very well. My suggestions would be to overhaul the UI. The controls and the way one navigates the app is a bit clunky and could benefit from some streamlining.
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By Goldenbelle51
    I have used this app since it’s “birth” and have loved every minute of it! In the beginning, it had a few issues but it keeps getting better and more user friendly with each update! I use Overdrive to download audiobooks as actual reading has become an issue for me. I go through several books a week as my health keeps me home, usually alone, and books are my preferred entertainment. I cannot imagine my life without Overdrive and my audiobooks! Other apps do not compare in my opinion! Thank you for keeping me company for many years!
  • Highly recommend 5/5

    By GammyFortyEight
    I live in the country and since this is recognized by my library, 20 miles away, it saves me time and money. Download was easy and it is easy to adjust fonts and then can return books right away.
  • Fantastic 5/5

    By Dr.Tree70
    I use Overdrive to access the audio books at my local public library. Overdrive is easy to use and reliable. I can check out up to six audio books for up to two weeks at zero cost. This is one of the very best Apps and very best deals on the Internet.
  • Can't even open the app 2/5

    By Pocciburro
    I get to the sign-up screen and it keeps crashing. Has done it 12 times in the span of 30 seconds. Not sure if it will work itself out or if I should just delete?
  • Lag/Glitch or bugs 3/5

    By Melisa0701
    Overdrive, Inc. I had checked out a Audiobook a few days ago I could not listen to it on my iPhone Is this a bug, lag, or glitch? Or is it just normal?

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