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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!
• 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.
• Updated description. If you're using the OverDrive app, we encourage you to switch to Libby, our new app for ebooks and audiobooks.
Ratings and Reviews
Yes, it’s not the easiest system to use...
But you get used to it. I get audiobooks only on my iPads and phone. They all sync as to where I am in a book. Thousands of books from all genres to choose from. Can change settings to keep books for 21 days rather than 14. Can send books back early. Wish list is great. I really don’t know why the Libby app. was introduced as preferable, it seems an inferior product. I much prefer Overdrive and hope that it is not retired. I would give five stars, but I find the changing between the library and my bookshelf a bit cumbersome, otherwise it’s good.
Good but has it’s Faults
Overdrive is great mainly because it gives me access to the online library service. With due credit since I first started using it they have improved it in a few ways but it took me ages, and actually finding an independent article by randomly searching a question on Google, to work out how to share a book I had downloaded between my two idevices. It is very cumbersome to do and my assumption was that the sync mode would automatically share the book but instead you have to go to Loans and download it on the separate device. See, unnecessarily complicated especially when you first start using it. Also the latest fault I have is that the sync has stopped working. In the past I could upload the book to my iPad for at home and my phone when I’m out and each time I log in it would remember where I was in the book. Now it refuses to do this at all and actually you can’t even note the page number you’re on because the page numbers are literal to the device therefore more pages and different page numbers on the iPhone than on the iPad. It’s great for all those library books we have access to but I’m sad to say there is a lot they could do to make it simpler to use. It could be so Mogadishu otherwise. Also please fix the syncing bug!
Actually reading a book and switching between phone and tablet is good. But, and in my eyes it is a big but, you only get the book for 14 days. You cannot renew it straight away! You then have to request the book again and wait for it to be available. I’m am waiting to borrow a book for the third time so I can finish it ( I only have a few pages to go) - and so far I have been waiting 5 weeks this time (and I’m still not at the front of the queue) and I waited 4 weeks last time. It hugely detracts from a great read when you cannot finish the book because it vanishes from your bookshelf. It is not always possible to read a book in just 2 weeks - life etc gets in the way. I would much prefer to wait longer for the book in the first place and know I can keep it until I have finished it. It is also very difficult to then borrow the next book in a series as you don’t know when you will finish to first one, so you don’t know when to request the next book. Please can we take out books like we do with printed books and renew them after 2 weeks without having to hand them back. This will put people off reading when libraries are meant to encourage reading.
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- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
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