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

  • The library comes to you 5/5

    By HoustonA
    With this app you easily download ebooks and audiobooks from your library. Returns are simple; you’ll never have another late fee. You can place books on hold, freeze the holds, or simply add them to your wishlist for future checkouts.
  • Love it! Great for the busy bookworm! 5/5

    By NicoleLydia
    I really appreciate this app, it makes it so much easier to feed my need for books! Very convenient!
  • Best app on the market 5/5

    By fool_der_15
    Helps me sleep at night, and keeps me awake on long commutes during the day. Couldn’t ask for a better app
  • Love it 5/5

    By Old and running
    I’m a mom always on the go and having the flexibility to give myself 5 min of time out at the touch of my fingers is an awesome tool to keep my sanity.
  • Thank you 5/5

    By CBG65
    Great app
  • Knows when to pause! 5/5

    By DrDukeT
    This app pauses for a moment when another butts in (like Waze, google map, phone). No more rewinding all the time like others I’ve tried.
  • Easy! Accessible and FREE!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5/5

    By Lmathison
    I have both the NOOK and Kindle apps on my phone, but I swear this is so much better! You don't even have to separately download the dictionary! You highlight the word, go to the meaning, and then right back to reading! The best part is, when I find titles or authors that are not available, I am able to recommend the title and have it automatically checked out to me when it becomes available/bought. I have NEVER had to wait long (I have literally received a recommended title in less than 24 hours). I also love not having to spend money on a disappointing book. The wait time is not long, if placed on the waitlist, and it lets you know your place in line out of how many copies are available! Download now! You will not be disappointed!
  • I like it but, 5/5

    By Abbey31276
    I really enjoy this app but there are a couple flaws, first of all there is only a couple copies of each book so the waiting list for Harry Potter is always super long and I'm afraid I won't get to listen to it for a while. Second, once I was listening to a audiobook and it was almost over, then it stopped. Apparently it had returned the audiobook while I was still listening to it! And I couldn't get it back because someone else had already checked it out! Other than those mild annoyances it’s a much better alternative to audible because it’s FREE! I totally recommend this app to you anyway!
  • Fantastic App w/ 1 Key Issue 5/5

    By Eric_Sean
    If you drive a lot like I do & you like to listen to audiobooks, this is THE App for you. Great selection of books that are all free. The 1 issue I have is not the fault of the App. The free books, and length you can rent them, are tied to the library you belong to and I found that the selection of books & time they can be borrowed is based on your library. Again, not a problem with the App itself but wanted to relay that variable.
  • Replaces kindle 5/5

    By Dtbingteschincdgb
    This app has been of great use for me. I can check out ebooks from my local public library and return them right through the app. I can place holds and everything. I love the bookmark feature and ability to read book club notes as in Oprah’s book club 2.0. Highly recommend.
  • My app won't stay open 2/5

    By Rexey
    I usually love overdrive but I can't get the app to stay open please fix
  • Live to ride and read! 5/5

    By Live2Ride&Read
    Overdrive has kept me sane during my commute to and from work! It’s the absolute best app ever! I don’t think I could ever live without it!
  • Love it. So easy. 5/5

    By Lstarrm
    Easy to use. Works well. I like.
  • Fantastic website 5/5

    By helendoro
    I am not able to read very much due to Sjogrens causing me a very dry eye condition. Overdrive quenches my thirst for reading literature once more. I especially like searching from my comfy armchair and the ease of returning books quickly and efficiently. Thank you for your most welcomed literary treat!
  • I wish I would have discovered this sooner! 5/5

    By Luckeerache
    I have a hard time reading, my eyes get tired and therefore I’m not a productive reader. (I have books I started years ago that I love, but still haven’t finished!) But now I download some books and play them when I’m driving, cleaning, laying in bed . It is so amazing!!!
  • Not very user friendly 2/5

    By Erinm145
    I feel like I’m always going around in circles and getting stuck with this app.
  • Great App 5/5

    By mcadchri
    Easy to use and hardly ever has issues. It’s great to have access to hundreds of books with the touch of a button.
  • Great listening experience, but 4/5

    By G'ma klutz
    I thoroughly enjoy listening on Overdrive but doubt I've uncovered all of its features. It took quite a while to just learn the basics. Choosing specific files to download is particularly useful but I didn't explore using the feature for 2 years.
  • Good app 4/5

    By Grampy Old Man
    I’ve read many of the reviews posted by users, and most of their suggestions are valid, and should be seriously considered in the next upgrade that overlook provides. Rather than repeating and being redundant with the ideas already expressed by various users, I shall get to the point. My pet peeve is the fact that I have to constantly go to the bottom of the app and select audiobook when searching for a book. Would be nice if there was a way to lock in my preferences. Since overlook makes suggestions as to titles I may be interested in, I don’t see why, when I log in, it cannot immediately know my first want is for audiobooks. Of course, my second want is for a body that doesn’t creak when I slowly walk. But, hey, one can’t have everything. Ernie Joe
  • Must Have 4/5

    By 19Snake77
    Reliable app. A few confusing interface pages but a gem for books on the run!
  • I really love this app! 5/5

    By Mss poodle
    It offers some of the latest books to read, and also in Audible form. It's amazing!!
  • Favorite app 5/5

    By Blueyedmnski
    By far my favorite app! I can add multiple libraries! One of them usually as the book I’m looking for. I love the audiobooks.
  • Limit on Recommendations? 3/5

    By Blaze48154
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Lakehouse happy
    Works great with my local library. Love listening to books while driving to work. Such an uplifting way to start and end the day. Wonderful ap!
  • Read hard to find books 5/5

    By lovereading456
    I have used this app so many times to read books that my library simply doesn’t have a physical copy of. They have a wide selection but when books get too old they tend to leave the shelves. Also when the library is closed and you need the next book in a series this is wonderful.
  • Could there be less steps?? 2/5

    By readinginWA
    It feels like there are too many steps to try and access the book. Could it just automatically download once I check it out from the library?
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By Brneydgrl71
    It's hard for me to get out,so this app is really great
  • New way to read 5/5

    By Baldwn13
    I’m at work many hours a week listening to anything including music, podcasts, and books. Overdrive provides an opportunity to read the books I want even when I don’t have time since I can just borrow an audiobook!
  • I love, love, love this app! 5/5

    By HecterAnn
    No matter where I am going I always have my phone, so now I always have my books too. It’s so nice to be able to pick up right where I left off, whether sitting in a waiting room or standing in a long line, I use all those minutes reading. Thank you OverDrive!
  • Great concepts, not the best execution 2/5

    By Blekerr
    It’s really awesome that you can listen to audiobooks from the library! I really enjoyed this app. There are some downsides to the app itself like having to borrow a book, having to go to your loans from the library to move the book to your “files”, going to your files to actually download it, then listening from a different part of the app The app has also stopped working for me. It went well for a while but now won’t let me download things. I downloaded the other app they suggest, Libby. I can’t listen to that either. Every time I close the app I have to reset the settings and go through the login process again. I really wish they would work though!
  • Walker 4/5

    By Carol4700
    I listen while I walk. Love the app but wish audio books were easier to select and the genre was mentioned with the title to make it easier to choose without having to click to read a synopsis of a book I would have no interest in.
  • Perfect 5/5

    By Janiece B.
    This is great! It allows me to do my work and listen to books that I would at any other time no be able to read. It has help me to pick up the pace with my work and read(listen) a book at once. Thank you.
  • overdrive app 5/5

    By kennius blatemus
    easy to use, doesn't ask questions
  • Love it 5/5

    By Diane D R
    Works wonderfully for audio books. Since my eyesight is poor I mostly listen to the books. Large selection. Very happy. Great that GI can enlarge the print for books not on audio.

    By Starrider62
    I’m EXACTLY like you’re very first reviewer. I too have relentless tinnitus. I had to have my skull cracked open and ever since then, I’ve had this affliction. I hate it. I have loved reading ever since my gramps taught me at 3 and reading is my lifeline. I devour audiobooks daily. Not only do I eventually listen to the full audiobook, but I helps block the “noise”. So thank you! I actually do read many of the titles in the reading library. Love it too!
  • New update and books won't download. 1/5

    By Sarahmunnster
    I loved this app until the most recent update. Now audiobooks won't download no matter how good the wifi signal is.
  • Convenient 5/5

    By Photographthislove
    What would I do without this app?? I probably wouldn’t read much.
  • Overdrive 5/5

    By PJ Farrell
    This app is great. I always have a book on my phone. I love it.
  • Update 3/5

    By Hydeedew
    Ever since the update it has been draining my battery like crazy.
  • Great way to read 5/5

    By Okgreat
    Love this app
  • Great App 4/5

    By Ffhjugxzh
    Love the app. Could use a simpler help process.
  • The woman murder club 4/5

    By Helvi421
    I like having the audio books it makes it easier to get though more books or to catch up when you are behind. I read number 9 start because I didn’t know it started at one so now I have caught up all the way to the 13th book by using the audio books. I listen to them at night when I am to tried to read. Great books!!!!!
  • Five stars for the public library! 5/5

    By DTSA Notary
    This app works amazing. Other than a few navigational things I couldn’t be happier. Why bother to pay for audiobooks when you can use the public library for free. You can have so many items in your queue that even if you have to wait, something always seems to become available just in time. Another amazing function is the ability to request the library acquire material, I’ve had six items that I requested come in and another plus is they automatically put you in line to check it out.
  • Great App! 4/5

    By wiltt
    Four stars because there are sometimes hitches in the downloads, sometimes audio books skip a few sentences, syncing errors between devices etc. But overall I LOVE this app and am so thankful that my library offers free audio and ebook alternatives.
  • Very functional 5/5

    By Jesusmitch
    This app is great for listening to audiobooks for free. It links directly to library so getting books is super easy.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Just what I need it....
    I have been using it for years and love it. And is Free!
  • Awesome app 5/5

    By Dee/
    I love this app
  • How did I live before this app? 5/5

    By DixieC.
    Overdrive has been an incredible find. I have listened to a lot of books in my first month and been able to find new authors I might not have otherwise. I love that you can change the speed of the audio and all the readers have really been performers. It’s more like listening to a play. I’ve even used the timer feature to be read to sleep. Just fabulous!
  • NEVER Have read so much 5/5

    By Mars From Out Of This World
    I was recommended this app by my teacher at lakes elementary,Mrs.Callero, about a month or 2 ago and I can just say...”Wow”. This app makes reading more convenient. My family is kinda broke so when I go an iPad I was extremely excited. I can’t get a lot of books but now, I can. This app is extremely outstanding. It’s like I have a private library at my finger tips. The first month I had read 62 hours total. When I told my mom she was amazed. She had never seen me do so much reading. I was reading non-stop. I went from third grade reading level, to beginning of fourth grade, to beginning of fifth grade. This app gave me a better chance to read to get better. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS APP!!
  • Close to perfect 4/5

    By katefromny
    Only complaint- when you go on a waiting list for a bunch of books and they all come through at the same time. I wish there was an option to pass up your spot but still stay on the waiting list.

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