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OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 5936 ratings )
Entertainment Book
Developer: OverDrive, Inc.
Current version: 3.7.4, last update: 7 months ago
First release : 21 Apr 2010
App size: 37.51 Mb

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 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.

Pros and cons of OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks app for iPhone and iPad

OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks app good for

I have been using Overdrive for borrowing library books for 8 years and have been impressed by the efficient way they handle borrowing and returning of books. I can place titles I find into a list for later borrowing and shortlist titles onto a hold list for immediate, automatic borrowing as they become available. Overdrive is excellent! I would recommend its use over kindle, iBooks and Digital Editions, which I have also tried previously.
Its not the best experience, but it does its job perfectly. I love listening to audiobooks with Overdrive.
A paradise to use compared to other library apps that Ive tried to use.
Everything is perfect! I love it ! Just wish, German libraries would join the app
So nice to have a library at your fingertips. Some interface issues and a few more text/background features would be nice for better reading customization (softer grey background with white text would be nicer than the current white text on black background)
I love being able to access my librarys electronic resources and take them with me wherever I go. Ive never had any issues with the app — only with having too much to read and too little time!

Some bad moments

Font size is STILL a problem. It has been 10 months, is a known problem for many. Published fixes do NOT work. Turning off "default layout" isn't a solution. I have loved OverDrive for years but I rarely use it on my Ipad2 as downloaded library books are basically unreadable.
I cannot access to the programme from the update on february 2016. Please fix
This new version is not working! Each time I try to open an ebook, overdrive crushes. I tried everything, turn iPad on-off, delete and reinstall overdrive etc. it simply continues to crush. I have an iPad mini and am based in france.
I have just done the new update but it is still crashing. Please try and fix it as i miss reading on my Mini.
In spite of following all the help instructions, the app continues to crash every time I try to download an e-book. For the past month I have only been able to read books on line. Very frustrating.
... especially while trying to download content. Was not able to read a single line so far - Unusable!!!

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