OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7.5
  • 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 online library 4/5

    By StacyJoeEli
    Never leave the house. Borrow books while lying in bed.
  • Works Great 5/5

    By JeremiahAC
    This app works great with connecting to the library and borrowing either audio or page format books. Only downside is that it burns through the battery somewhat fast, and it never fails the battery dies at the worst possible moment in the story leaving you in a cliff hanger.
  • More Slow Playback 4/5

    By Fatty Baxter
    I love the app, but you need to provide more SLOW playback options. My daughter and I are listening to a book with a different accent and we need to slow down the speed of the talking for her to understand better. 50% is just way too slow...
  • Works great! Fabulous 5/5

    By Jgold0016
    This is a terrific portal to nearly unlimited audio books. Get it free. Super!
  • Best app on my phone!! 5/5

    By East02West
    Best app on my phone and gets used the most. They always have the latest books and if my library doesn’t have it all I do is request. And poof they’re able to get it. I’m always recommending the OverDrive app to friends.
  • Can’t renew digital items, loses my place when I re-download 1/5

    By i_heart_cake
    Why punish people for reading on their device, or listening to audiobooks, by not allowing them to renew the item? At least allow me to pay the fines of keeping it extra time, if I choose too, the same as the library does with physical copies. I won’t use this app nearly as much as I thought I would, for fear of it stealing back a book I’m not finished with and then me having to go back on the bottom of the waiting list to get it again. I’ve also found that with ebooks, if it takes back your book, when you re-download it, it doesn’t remember where you left off. Super annoying as well. I really hate this app, but if I want to check out ebooks (which I have to, because I have a small baby and it’s impossible to hold him and a book at the same time), I have no choice but to use it. Two thumbs down.
  • Thanks 5/5

    By M4R10_SS
    Very useful...I enjoy how I can get mostly any book that is in the library
  • Love my virtual library! 5/5

    By SuperPEBKAC
    I mostly use the app to find ebooks which I download to my Kindle app/device to read. My husband uses the app to download and listen to audiobooks. It works smoothly and logically. One suggestion for enhancement: I am a member of 3 local libraries. In a perfect world, it would be nice if I could search across all 3 libraries at once the way i can in the OverDrive website. And sweeter still if i could view/manage my loans, holds and wishlists across libraries in one view, especially when I’m trying to get a book that is in high demand.
  • Love listening to audiobooks 5/5

    By Jenno919
    This is a great way to listen to books when you have a busy life. I can relax and listen to a book or even clean/cook while listening.
  • Too hard! 1/5

    By Aubug1
    I tried to use this app simply to download and read an ebook. Simple enough, right? It was very confusing and I was not able to figure it out and or read an ebook, therefore I do not recommend this app.
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By B&R_S
    Works very nicely -- the way you'd want it to. Nice to check out library books, and listen to them while driving on trips.
  • Audio and ebooks 5/5

    By smeasel
    I use this app to download an audio book for driving and grocery shopping and cooking dinner. I download an ebook to read in my spare time. This is the easiest to use app out there and I love the library and the fact that these books don’t stay on my devices.
  • Very Well Made 5/5

    By -Trust+
    It is very easy to work. It doesn’t use data either. I haven’t found any but one problem that this you can’t download a audio book when you are listen to one but other than that no problem. I only use the audio books so I would know any problems with the book. I really do recommend it however.
  • The best 5/5

    By PorkyGravy
    I love Overdrive.
  • My most used app for a reason 5/5

    By sweetmystique
    I love this app. It just works, every time. It takes a period of adjustment at first, but once you get it down, it’s simple. I recommend this 100%.
  • Very good 5/5

    By Smallertv
    I like listening to audiobooks
  • Option to Hide Previously Read? 4/5

    By KRyczek
    Love both Libby & Overdrive. I use the apps to check out ebooks for my kindle. Only complaint is that I really wish there was an option to hide books I’ve already read or checked out. I read a lot, so when browsing the search list, it’s filled with books I’ve previously read &/or borrowed. Even better, it would great if previously read items were pulled from my Goodreads ratings.
  • Love it!! 5/5

    By Laura from IA
    I live listening to audiobooks and this is a great platform!!
  • Does exactly what it’s supposed to! 5/5

    By nerdgirl1928
    ... and does it in a really easy to use way. Love the instant-gratification library books!
  • Calms Me While Driving in Traffic 5/5

    By Calm Driver
    I’ve been using Overdrive to listen to books for several years now. I’ve noticed that I don’t get bothered by traffic nearly as much as I used to. If things slow down it just gives me more time to listen to the story. This app is a godsend!
  • LOVE Overdrive 5/5

    By tallmaddy
    This is literally my favorite app. I love having audiobooks and regular books available at my fingertips. It has helped my love of reading and knowledge flourish in the age of technology. I would (and have) recommend it to everyone.
  • Last update stinks! 1/5

    By chrissey77
    I haven't been able to keep app open, (it keeps closing on me), to browse library. Fix this now!
  • Overdrive is great! 5/5

    By ColoradoGirl1
    I love Overdrive! It’s easy to use and makes reading convenient.
  • The UI still needs work 3/5

    By Ed Sabis
    I have been using OverDrive for probably close to five years now. Don’t get me wrong, it has come a really long way since then. Much less buggy, much easier to use. But it still has some little idiosyncrasies that just make you want to scream. Today was the perfect example. I had a 1.5 hour drive to make. I was looking forward to listening to a book that I have been listening to for a while. When I clicked on the book, I got the “loan expired“ message. No warning, no email, no text, nothing that told me I was getting close to being at the end of my 21 days. So here I am, doing 65 mph down the freeway, and I’ve got to figure out how to get the book going again. Of course I eventually pulled over into a rest area. How to re-borrow the book? Go to ACOUNT. I must login. But I am already logged in.? That’s not the answer. Try HISTORY. Yes there is the book I was just reading. About five clicks later, I was able to borrow it again. Great, now go back to my BOOKSHELF and read it. Nope. That copy of the book is still expired. I must delete that copy. Then I must re-download the exact same book. Of course, I lost my place in the book and used a bunch of data to download the exact same book. Again, not a bug report, just a user interface that could use a little fixing up. Maybe there was a way to renew the book before it expired? If so, it was an intuitive. Maybe there was an email or a text that I missed telling me that my book was getting ready to expire? I don’t think so, but I may have missed it. Why do I have to re-download the exact same book? Thanks for listening OverDrive.
  • Not good enough 4/5

    By 12 opinion
    This app for books is really helpful for when you what to read but can’t always carry a book around. The thing is that sometimes it won’t let you have the book that you need because it’s already checked out. That doesn’t really make any sense to me because it’s a ebook it shouldn’t be out of stock it’s not the actually library so, why aren’t you allowed to read it if it’s on a electronic device. That the only real problem I have with the app.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By MeganV18
    I love the library!! I used to pay 13.99 to read books now I can rent the books and free audio!!
  • Easy and fun. A lifesaver at work too 5/5

    By NorseOlympian
    The only thing I wish they'd add is a way to get straight to the loans or holds section straight from the bookshelf.
  • Works great 5/5

    By No ducks
    Great app. It has really increased to the number of books I am able to read. My only problem with the app is that it doesn't have the largest selection but that has less to do with the app and more to do with my library. It's better for finding interesting reading rather than specific books you would want.
  • Could be 5 Star 4/5

    By Ibjoet
  • It’s awesome 5/5

    By ffyrsysufufuududypystosotd
    It is an amazing app
  • Great app 5/5

    I have used Overdrive for many years now and I have never had a problem with it . I use it with my Library Card and it works perfectly . Very easy to use . Even if I have Kindle and iBooks it’s my favorite to read on my iPad.
  • Very Handy 5/5

    By In Bonita
    I find this a convenient and easy to use way of reading, borrowing, and returning books.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By lila_and_Poncho insta name
    I’m a child I’m only eleven but I love this app, every year we have a summer reading contest and audio books are so helpful. I went in a road-trip this summer and I loved listening to a book during the drive. I can’t always sleep at night and I use an audio book to help me it’s so helpful I recommend it. But if you don’t have a library card you need one to use this app
  • Overdrive Review 5/5

    By TV'sNot4Me
    Audiobooks have been a lifesaver for sleepless nights and are a great incentive to take a long walk, ride my exercise bike and clean the house! The new app is great and makes it easy to find available titles, check out, download, read/listen and return to the library when completed.
  • Great ... but add one feature 4/5

    By Bookbiblio
    As a librarian and active user, I love Overdrive and use it every day, mostly for audio books. I just saw today that Hoopla came out with the ability to listen to your book over your Alexa device, and I think this is something Overdrive should seriously consider adapting as well!! I’d do 5 Stars all the way of that was an option.
  • Great App 5/5

    Great access to the library and is user friendly.
  • Amazing 5/5

    Best place to get books and find books for free
  • We lost the light 5/5

    By 12pumpkins
    Wow!! This is definitely must read!! I couldn’t put the book down-I read it in 2 days!! Grab your Kleenex!
  • Terrific 5/5

    By Fiction lady
    All &all this app is very good. Sometimes it drives me a bit crazy, though.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By mabbeb
    Love this app! And now finding its great for kids in the car too!
  • Pretty good but annoying 3/5

    By kcinsj
    The ability to check out audiobooks from a variety of library systems is great. The lack of CarPlay support means it’s just as dangerous as texting when you’re actually trying to use it in the car.... which is the single most common time you’d want to listen to audiobooks. Can you finally add CarPlay support?!?
  • Love this app 5/5

    By Alaska mama
    Easy to use, navigate, search for books.
  • Won’t work 3/5

    By justinwhi
    I loved overdrive! It was my favorite app. But then one day I go on it and I can’t do ebook!! Please fix it, it’s been a year since I’ve been on it and I miss it.
  • Hard to navigate 2/5

    By viffersan
    Accessing the titles, downloading and playing is challenging if not impossible. Otherwise it’s a great idea.
  • I lOVE THIS APP!!!! 5/5

    By ashdenrou94
    I love this app because I love listening to audiobooks! It’s easy to use. Lots of options for books. Awesome app!!!
  • I love it!! 5/5

    By tsgtmit
    Has so many selections for my kindle. Videos too.
  • Great App 5/5

    By Gusgags
    I love the ability to grab a wide variety of audiobooks for no cost. I churn through audiobooks every couple days so I don't have the budget to pay 30 dollars for each one. This ap has been convenient.
  • Boooo 1/5

    By Bill the Overcranky
    Overdrive forced me download the Libby app with is not working for me. Very disappointed. This app used to be good.
  • I think it needs more audiobooks 5/5

    By Diammondd boy
    It’s amazing but I think it needs more audio books
  • New to Overdrive 5/5

    By BBBBEC44
    I have been using the app for two weeks and am on my third book. I am amazed at how user friendly the app is. It is so easy to obtain and return what I borrow. I am still working on the filters but have been able to always narrow my searches down some and as I become more familiar with the think I will get even better at it. Oh, I am using the audio book section as I have some problems now with my eyes and reading. I used to be able to read an average size book in a day. Now it is difficult for me to read more than 10 pages a day and I am truly excited about audio books. I also have tinnitus and find that concentrating on the book seems to lessen the sound ringing in my ears. Thanks you Overdrive!

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