OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.8.1
  • 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

  • Great app but voices can vary... 4/5

    By aiden tully
    I love books but most of the time the library’s near me don’t have the books I need so I listen to them instead the only downside I can think of is that some of the voices can distract me from the book.
  • Audiobooks 5/5

    By Rachel the Audio Boookworm
    I love this app!! This allows me to pick my libraries, it keeps my card info an I’m able to borrow audiobooks and work away! Makes my time at work fly by and helps me concentrate. Couldn’t be happier with Overdive!!!
  • Excellent App 5/5

    By Knapster7
    I use this app daily on both my iPhone and iPad for both ePub and audio. Hooks directly into my library for checking out content.
  • My favorite app 5/5

    By MGhioc
    One of the best apps! I use it everyday. I am so glad my library offers access to this app. I save tons of money reading free magazines, I can borrow cook books, craft magazines and books. They have good children’s books and lots of free videos. I can listen to audiobooks when it’s quiet at night. So many great options! Wish they would add even more books and videos in the near future! If I could give more stars I would.
  • Latest update freezes the app 5/5

    By NovaMaggie
    Having a hard time reading on my iPhone now, as it freezes & won't let me advance (or even go backwards) to the next page. Have to keep quitting & restarting the app. This used to be my favorite app. Please fix it!!!
  • Love 5/5

    By paxengine
    I have been using this app for several years absolutely love it. I am able to read or listen from device to device. I commute to work and I am able to listen to my books via my phone and car Bluetooth. I have gotten a lot of use out of this app.
  • Great app once you get used to it. 4/5

    By Kreadsbooks
    Overdrive is a great app once you get used to it. I found it confusing initially. As long as you sign in to other devices in the same way once you’ve set it up you’re fine. A different app is Libby, but they say you lose your checked out items if you switch to Libby from Overdrive, & I had Overdrive already. I haven’t tried adding more than one library, but I guess you can if you have a card for the other library.
  • I like the fact you can you can look at the titles and make it IMPOSSIBLE to read once checked out 1/5

    By uhiuffdyhuhgh(mkm
    You cannot actually read on here
  • Great App 5/5

    By LostCherrios
    Love listening to audiobooks and Overdrive makes managing by books so easy.
  • Speeding feature not working 2/5

    By Angelus 300
    The speed button is not working on my iPhone 7 Plus I wish I could speed it to x2 so I can listen more books while I drive
  • Go Overdrive!!! 5/5

    By M. Mulnix
    I love Overdrive because when your in the car and kids are fighting, you just put on an audiobook and they get silent as Church mice! Keep up the good books!
  • Wow 5/5

    By cocodaxe1
    This app is amazing! I use it everyday to listen to audiobooks. It’s a good easy to use platform and has tons of books to choose from i recommend getting this
  • Best app to read with 5/5

    By Sue's #1 app
    I read everyday through overdrive. I also tried kindle and I think overdrive is easier and better.
  • Amazing App 5/5

    By Mrs.Frankenstein8
    Love the app, this makes getting books and audiobooks so easy!
  • All my holds I’ve been waiting for months for disappeared. 3/5

    By JB:K
    I’ve been using this app for so long now, and I loved being able to read books on Overdrive for free, except for the long wait on some books. However, there were a couple of books in my hold list that I’ve been waiting for since MAY and it’s July now. I can’t blame Overdrive for that, of course, because that is just how in-demand some of the books are. But today, I went on and it said I had to log in again to connect to my account. I did, and when I checked my loans and holds, every SINGLE book I’ve been holding and have been reading were gone from my account. I have no idea what happened, and when I checked my account, the right email was there, so I did indeed log into the right account. I don’t have any clue how to fix this.
  • Overdrive 2/5

    By ysbfbidf
    I love listening and reading but the app is not intuitive and is very difficult to navigate. I have a terrible time trying to get to the place where I can begin listening or reading the book after one has been selected
  • Apps 5/5

    By city island is ok
    I like this app a lot thanks
  • Reliable and Feature-packed 5/5

    By RA S.
    This app works flawlessly with my local libraries. Live it!
  • Extremely disappointing 1/5

    By TheGreatEdoo
    App crashes every time I attempt to download books. Can read books in browser mode, but that defeats the purpose of a tablet book reader. After following every step of Overdrive's 'fixes,' still no joy.
  • Works for me! 5/5

    By Disappointed in iBook
    Allows me to borrow ebooks from my local public library. Very convenient, and the app works well.
  • Wonderful App for Using the Public Library System 5/5

    By Y528
    I really love this app. It’s easy to use and there are so many digital possibilities with it.
  • Good for reading and listening 4/5

    By Prince Toothless
    The only thing I wish it had was more books. It doesn’t own all the books I want to read, so I had to get Hoopla too.
  • Playback speeds too slow 1/5

    By SelpSelp
    Please increase playback speeds by .5 increments up to x4
  • Best audiobook app out there! 5/5

    By BookWorm.82
    Almost anything you could want to read and it’s all free all you need is a library card I don’t know why anybody uses any other app.
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By Liedowns fan
    Overdrive is a fantastic app that allows me to download audio books and ebooks for easy use at work or home. Easy to use, Overdrive brings the library to your doorstep! I highly recommend this app!
  • Great App 5/5

    By Bomangoddi
    Easy to Use and makes it so I can read anywhere, anytime.
  • Best App Ever 5/5

    By USA CPA
    I love being able to easily borrow books on this app - never have a problem!
  • Time left 1/5

    By Jyfy45
    No progress bar showing total time left like every other audiobook app. Very frustrating.
  • Best app ever 5/5

    By avidreadingNona
    Easy to use! I borrow library books and have never read or listened to so many books! Love love love this app! Life saver for long trips. I like listening to books while cleaning or working in the yard!
  • Library 4/5

    By MHLPP
    I wish instead of having the downloads that it would have the chapters so you know how much is left in a chapter, like audible. However, this is so amazing to listen to books and to go to your library to check out even more books!
  • How do you read the book 2/5

    By TheGarz82
    I have downloaded the app, chosen a book, signed in, gone to loans, downloaded book...and NOTHING! This app has the titles I’d LIKE to read, just can’t get books to open. Aggravated!
  • Good app 4/5

    By koolkid54asd
    It is good for reading and audio books but audio books take a wile to download
  • Superior to Libby 4/5

    By lkmweb
    I tried Libby but find the original OverDrive far superior. don’t like Libby makes it harder to back up or forward in a book and to rate and review history. It’s prettier but the interface is weaker. I’m sticking with OverDrive.
  • Awesome App 4/5

    By Rosie5231
    This is a great app for me, I love to listen to books as I work. My only problem is that I would like this app to have a way for me to be able to know if I have read a book already, right now I am just using the “wish” button as a way to mark the books I have already listened to because sometimes I’m working and if I forget to add another book to my bookshelf I like to do a quick search for another title and it makes it easy with the little check mark so I don’t pick that book again. Maybe if you add a star and all we have to do is highlight it to let us know we have read it would be great.
  • Great app 4/5

    By dawntogo
    I love overdrive. It is actually easier to use the book marks, sleep timers and other devices than the leading book purchase app. It is updated often. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because of two bugs many times I have to reload the whole app due to problems with downloading audible book files or somehow it just freezes and won’t play. But most of the time it is perfect!
  • Entertaining while driving 5/5

    By Read-Listen-Learn-Smile
    This app has been great have used for years and love the ability to listen while driving
  • Great idea, but app needs help 2/5

    By jayne22m
    I love being able to listen to millions of books for free on my commute, but the app is needlessly complicated and downloads never seem to go smoothly. Hopefully these snags are figured out.
  • The Very Best 5/5

    By PennyPegsMom
    Awesome App to listen to audio books borrowed from the Library. I have listened to so many books on this app with NO problems or glitches. Love and adore and highly recommended
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By Oakrich1
    What a terrific app this is! It it easy to use. It makes many public library books readily available. So it saves me the time and trouble of getting them from the library myself. My only ‘criticism’ is that I wish more books could be borrowed this way.
  • Great for audiobooks 5/5

    By broadus the librarian
    This is my favorite app for streaming audiobooks
  • Great Audio Book App 5/5

    By Chucklebuk
    I use this app quite often to listen to audio books I’ve downloaded from the library. There was a little bit of a learning curve on how to navigate the library’s site but I don’t think that’s the fault of this app. Once I learned to do that, the rest was easy. I like that the book plays right away when I tap on it. I also like how it backs up a few seconds when you resume play. Those are two things I find missing from the Audible app.
  • HELP! shutting down 3/5

    By cemom42
    Love the app, but it has started to shut down when reading after about 10-15 seconds. Only app on my iPad that is shutting down. It "works fine" when browsing the library while using app, only shuts down after opening book & actually trying to read. Please help/fix. Thanks!!
  • Great but needs more content 4/5

    By Schwab6
    I have really enjoyed this app. The quality of audiobooks is phenomenal, and being able to borrow versus buy is great. The process of borrowing and obtaining ebooks is simple and efficient. My only complaint is the lack of content and lack of copies for very popular titles. Sometime the wait is ridiculously long. Other times I end up with a book too quickly, because I put it on hold expecting a longer wait. I wish I could extend checkout dates, although I understand with the low quantity of titles why I cannot.
  • A life enhancer 4/5

    By LZmovies
    Works well. Does some odd skips when checking current chapters in index but not often and not enough to switch to Libby, which is good too but not that much different.
  • Good way to borrow library books. 5/5

    By tongiek
    This app is easy to use . Borrow library ebooks from the comfort of home, download your book onto your pad, phone or computer. Then return it with a click when you finish reading it.
  • Great! 5/5

    By tymarolf
    I rarely leave reviews but love audiobooks which are normally quite pricey and this gives you them for free! Only part that makes it different from paying is that it has to be available and you only have up to 14 days to read it before you have to wait again if you didn’t finish it. I would highly recommend!
  • Improving 4/5

    By Hardcore library aficionado
    I don’t remember how many years ago I started using Overdrive, but it has moved from very clunky and unfriendly to the user, to good! Keep up the improvements!
  • Reading 4/5

    By am doneeeee
    I truly appreciate this app. Easy to use.
  • Good 4/5

    By Winston1e2
    I love it! After 2 years of having it, it stopped working though.

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