Makes commute something to look forward to 5/5
When I have to drive to work or home, a good audiobook does the trick. This app makes it so easy to just get a book or put a hold on a book and go!
The only thing I can think to add to the app is the ability to have multiple wish lists for topics or people
April 23rd 2018 update- when you recommend a book the option to simply have an email sent to you and not appear on the waiting list seems to be gone. I’m not sure if this is an error or by design but I think it’s really useful to only get an email instead of perhaps getting a book checked out to you that you may not be ready for! thanks for everything you do!
Anyone know what changed?? 4/5
By Joey (m)
I’ve been using the Overdrive app on my iPhones SET for a couple of years and love it. Recently I find that even when not actively listening to a book, the app (still open) drains my battery like crazy. Any clue what changed? Is there something I can adjust in my settings to counter this? It’s blowing through a full charge in a couple of hours and has never come close to that before!
Great, but can be improved 3/5
I love the usefulness of the app and it definitely meets my needs. However, the layout is very cumbersome. The layout could definitely be overhauled and made more streamlined.
Doing better 4/5
Recent updates (as of April 2018) have made the searching, choosing, borrowing, and downloading processes much more seamless. Looking good
Get this app!! 5/5
Love this app so much! It’s a blessing to have!
One issue 4/5
I love the app! For a while now I've been reading books from libraries through Overdrive on my iPhone and iPad. But it's frustrating how the borrowed books section of the Overdrive app doesn't work. I don't see any of the books I've borrowed. Please fix this.
By Ruthie e
Love it! Love it! Love it!
This app makes my drive to work using audio books and my evenings using Ebooks the best thing ever
Great App to read anywhere 5/5
I use this app more and more each week.
I wish I could keep the books a little longer
The time goes by so fast
However this app is easy to use and great for reading anytime.
Love this app! 5/5
So easy to use! Get books/audiobooks delivered to my kindle/ iPhone without a hitch!
I updated the app and now it won’t open. The is also no place to communicate this and get help
By my hart 2018
Get error when downloading books
Love it 5/5
One of the best apps I’ve ran across. Happy reading!
Best reading app, period. 5/5
Books I want, books they don’t have, books I never thought of reading, how to books.....if they don’t have them, you can ask that they buy them!!! Come on what is better than that????
By Myke Roz
Very easy to use. We have a very good Library system in Pittsburgh and Overdrive is an awesome way to easily access it. I use it mostly for audiobooks and though sometimes there is a wait for a copy to be available, there’s always something great to listen to. The app has worked flawlessly for me.
Very good library app 4/5
This is the second E-publication app that my library has used. And this one is a lot better and easier to use.
That said, it’s still can use a little bit of polish. For example: today I wanted to renew a title that I had not finished yet. It was much more difficult to do that I had to be! There was no heading in the menus that directed one where they had to go to renew.
Otherwise it’s a pretty good app!
Incredibly reliable. Offers so much. Can listen and browse.
Unable to open 2/5
That is the message when I try to open this app on my iPhone. Which is unfortunate because it is a really good ereader...when it opens.
When the library is closed 4/5
By Odd football cat
I like being able to check out books! I always seem to remember what I wanted to check out late at night and I am glad that overdrive is available!
Best app ever 5/5
This app is hands down the best app ever. It is life changing!
Great resource! 5/5
Love overdrive and getting to listen to library books on it for free!
Syncing issue 3/5
I am having trouble with syncing IPad and IPhone. I have to sign out and sign back in several times before the book shows up in my list. Very frustrating.
By Lodi Naftel
Super Awesome!!! Awesome!!! Awesome!!! Awesome!!! Everything’s awesome! The only thing is, I wish they had more audiobooks.
I wish I could write notes along with bookmarks.
UPDATE: Love the books hate the app 4/5
I listen to these books while I'm at work and I really love them and their selections but the app itself closes right in the middle of a book and I have to delete the entire app and redownload it and then redownload all of my books because it saves nothing! It's very annoying and not user friendly!
UPDATE: so far it seems they’ve worked out the majority of the kinks. I use overdrive on my iPad when I read to my daughter every night and I use it on my phone at work. I wish they would add to their book collection since I’ve read just about every book possible on true crime. However the selection of books that I have available for my daughter is amazing. She’s not too keen on reading the same book twice so once we read it we return it. There are so many to choose from and we love it. I’m able to turn the lights down and read her to sleep. I really love that time and this app makes it possible. THANK YOU!
Clunky search 3/5
The search feature needs refinement, such as weeding out the darn series books and providing filter for when a book is published.
It sure would be nice not to have to scroll through thousands of books just for one filter like suspense.
Otherwise the reading & and audio feature is great
By npt reader
At some point an upgrade changed the app so that every time I open a book the brightness is set to the middle and I have to adjust to my preference. In a past version it would stay how I liked it. Please fix this.
Otherwise this is a great app!!!!
I use this app multiple times per day! 4/5
What could possibly be wrong with the app that connects me to the library? A couple of things!?! If I could make changes it would be to the search functions. I would make it possible to save my favorite searches. Other aspects of the search function are needed as well. Why aren't the series numbers on the first listing I see? Why, when I see a book I might be interested in, am I not immediately privy to the fact that it is the second, third, or fourth book in the series? Is there a way to tell the libraries in my list the books I'd like to see in eformat? There just are not enough? (I blame the libraries for this.)
good until.. 3/5
it was so good until one day my library just disappeared on this app.. it still is there and running in town but it is no longer found on this app. luckily i found another app i can get it on, but i’m disappointed because it worked so well.
A favorite 5/5
By gloves books
This app is perfect. Brings library books to my door.
Love it 5/5
I love this app and use it all the time. So great for audiobooks during a commute and for ebooks on your phone, tablet or kindle. If you’re like me and have library cards from multiple places, the possibilities are endless!
Hard to Maneuver on iPhone but great collection 4/5
I wish it was more user friendly...I don't like how they're not automatically added to files or bookshelf.
By na nce
Hella easy to use! & helps me “read” on the road with their audiobooks.
Tried reading a book and it wouldn’t let me even though I had overdrive reader
Not an intuitive app 3/5
Clunky and not intuitive to figure out at first but then once you get the hang of it it’s easy to use.
Super convenient app 5/5
I’ve used this app for years to listen to audiobooks and download book loans to read on my kindle (you can also read in the app but I prefer kindle). I have a library card at my local library and use that account to borrow books to this app. If a book is popular you will have to join a long waitlist but I always find something I want to read. I just love this app!
By dulcy b
Easy to use. Free. Easy search and advanced search options. Highly recommend.
It’s great 5/5
I like that I can read books on my phone without having to but them
I never leave reviews, but I wanted to after the consistent inadequacies of SimplyE and Adobe Digital Editions. This app is great, easy to use, and syncs with my library NYPL. I just wish it had Goodreads integration too.
Everything @ your fingertips 5/5
Love being able to check out books vs purchasing as I used to do. Let’s be real. I’m not going to read it again, so why waste the money unless I want a library piece. Downside, books aren’t available at the same time they premiere to the public for purchase. You have to wait a bit. At least that’s what I experienced with Gabrielle Union & Tiffany haddish’s books. Also like not having to go to the library. Everything at your fingertips.
This is a great app 5/5
I have an iPhone. Since the slow down most of the apps on my phone are sluggish even non responsive not this app it works perfect every time. It is one of my favorite apps well besides the Bible app. Great work folks
Great App! 5/5
By Yvette Do
I absolutely love this app! Works great!
Carolyn Eunice 4/5
By Carolyn Eunice
Love the audio books. But now I have to download files each time which is a pain.
Love the option of online borrowing, especially audiobooks! 4/5
By Grw 73
We love the option of online borrowing through our public library. We’ve recently begun downloading audiobooks for our 4-year-old, especially for sick days or road trips, which can almost fully stave off requests for screen time!
I feel like the use of Overdrive itself remains a bit clunky. It’s search options and inner-app functions haven’t evolved much in the 6 to 7 years I’ve been using. That said, I’ll put up with clunky if it means access to good books!
By Joan France's
This is a great app. It is a library in your own home. I belong to the library and download any book that is available. I have expanded my reading to include many more authors. I am loving it.
Not compatible with Sonos 2/5
This would be better if the developers allowed the audiobooks to be compatible with Sonos
Continually crashing 3/5
I love Overdrive. I love reading. I've been using this app to read library books for years, but recently the app just simply crashes when I click on my library and it gets to the homepage. I can read the books on my shelf just fine. This happens no matter which of my iOS devices I use. Please fix!
By D Seeker
This app is great as it serves many purposes. Having a book read to children instead of having them play nonsensical screen games!
Love this app! It serves as great company when driving or cooking, etc. Would like to see it ask me if I want to queue up the series of books- for example, James Patterson books- organize the series in order and when done with one book ask me if I am ready to download the next one in the series. Also, take suggestions of which books I would like to have in audiobooks. That way they can approach the publishers with what their audience needs are.
Maybe not perfect but... 5/5
By Ubhappy User
I’ve been using Overdrive to download audiobooks from my local library for several years now. I listen when I’m driving, traveling, or just working around the house. Now I have all the advantages of using the library without having to go there. One hint: it’s much easier to browse for books on the computer and then check them out on the phone