This is the original app by OverDrive. Be sure to download Libby, our new, award-winning app to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your library today!

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.

What’s New

Version 3.10.2

• 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

4.5 out of 5
529 Ratings

529 Ratings

book=me love it ,

ABILITY to read when the books out in person

I use daily unless I’m not allowed because it’s to early or something else like that such as too late but...
I love overdrive for the fact that if I want a book that is out in person I can just pop on my iPad and issue the book online,
Especially if I really want to read a book and come back to late and find someone else came before me and issued it, and again pop on my iPad and issue it.
I find it easy to use and to access the books, the only problem is if you want recommendations you have to be logged in and then you have to go your account and look for the recommendations icon on your screen which takes ages, apart from that it’s easy to use and fun to read the book that you want read

Woodyrob ,

Once you work this app out it’s great!

It did seem confusing at first. But the most important thing to remember is when on the ‘search’ page get used to where ‘my account’ is and then ‘loans’ ‘holds’ etc are. Once you remember that it’s really good using the main app for listening as you can have a timer and bookmark your place

To the app makers I wish you had 0.85 speed instead of 0.5 option as that’s too slow. i.e. if trying to get to sleep with an audiobook it be nice to be able to slow some narrators voices down a fraction. Also the ability to ‘compress’ the volume so we can hear the quiet narrators without being blasted when they go into action or acting style
Thank you

nowaytheyareallgone ,

Overdrive app

Great!!!!! I have been using this for a few years now and after saying I would ‘never’ want to read a book that wasn’t on paper, I have had to do a red faced about turn
I am a Carer and have just LOVED being able to pick up and return my books from and to the library in the middle of the night, On public holidays, whatever ... just fabulous.
I am a complete dimbo when it comes to using anything new or even slightly techy and so I’m also pleased that it is so easy to use! Borrowing, searching, waiting for borrowed books to be returned, I was able to ‘guess’ my way through it and still use it all the time .... best app for readers who churn through their books

App Privacy

The developer, OverDrive, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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