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Download eBooks and audiobooks from your library directly to your Windows Phone! OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the 'Get Books' feature in the app to find a library near you. Digital titles from your library are borrowed just like print material. Once you find your library using 'Get Books,' you can browse your library's digital collection website in the app, check out a title with a valid library card, and download the title directly to your Windows Phone. While borrowing the digital title, you can enjoy it using the app's eBook reader or audiobook player. Each EPUB eBook and MP3 audiobook that you check out has a lending period. The title automatically expires in the app at the end of the lending period, so there's never a late fee. There's even a handy countdown clock built into the app so you know how long you have to read or listen before the title expires. What happens if a digital title is already checked out? Just like with physical material from the library, you can join a waiting list. All you need to do is enter your email address and you'll receive an alert when the title is available for check out. Don't want to wait? Many libraries offer thousands of EPUB eBook downloads that are always available. Just check for the 'Additional eBooks' link at the bottom of the digital collection homepage and you can get a free eBook from your library that's yours to keep—without a lending period. You can also download DRM-free EPUB eBooks from other online sources using 'Get Books'. Want more books? Contact your library and let them know that you are using OverDrive on your Windows Phone and would like to see additional titles in the digital collection. *What's New v2.5 -Share on Facebook v2.4 -Dictionary -Early return to library -Background file downloads

Available on

mobile device

mobile device

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
Recommended
OS Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
OverDrive, Inc.


Approximate download size
4.35 MB


Category
Books & reference


Permissions
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Access your browser


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support




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Rating:5/5

9/15/2016

Machina

Platform: Mobile

Better than Kindle on my phone. Only complaint is that using the dictionary is a little clunky.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

9/14/2016

Marie

Platform: Mobile

Sometimes this app works really well. Sometimes I have problems trying to find books for certain authors/titles. No matter what I type in as a keyword, nothing comes up, other times, using those same keywords I get a selection of titles but none of the many titles are available to borrow. Either they are not in my library or I have to put them on hold. Wish we could have a full 30 days because some books require more time to finish. I recently was able to renew a title which I was very happy about, but it appears not all titles are renewable. The font is very easy to read, overall I enjoy using overdrive very much.

Rating:2/5

9/14/2016

Michael

Platform: Mobile

I like Overdrive's Android app, but I'm using a Windows phone and it is incredibly buggy. For instance, when listening to an audiobook, if, for instance, you are listening to part 2 of 10 and come to the end of that part, it does not automatically advance to the next part, but you have to manually advance it to the next part. Also, the app does not automatically save my e-mail and password. Instead I have to type the full thing in every time. The older Android app did used to save the password, making it much easier to get books.

Rating:5/5

9/23/2016

Marshall

Platform: Mobile

Great site easy to access and use.

Rating:4/5

9/21/2016

Susie

Platform: Mobile

Enjoy this app! Makes reading my library bks a lot easier.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

9/8/2016

bonnell

Platform: Mobile

Great service. Love the way I get to choose my books and the variety.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

9/8/2016

Amy

Platform: Mobile

I love it. Overdrive makes it easy to listen to your favorite books on the go.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

9/9/2016

J

Platform: Mobile

OverDrive makes it easy to download and listen to books. It also conveniently picks up where you leave off so you don't have to shuffle back thru chapters.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

9/15/2016

emy

Platform: Mobile

Love overdrive to listen to audio books. Easy to use

Rating:2/5

9/1/2016

Richard

Platform: Mobile

Room for improvement

Forward and reverse search & positioning while listening to audiobooks is not very precise. If you want to replay the last few seconds of speaking it is nearly impossible as moving the sliding bar jumps by several minutes. Continuous play through multiple parts is obscure (if available?) as the player stops at the end of each part and you need to manually move the player to the next part. Searching for an audiobook at a library is painfully slow as using filters requires multiple levels of selection and each level refreshes the available list which takes time. Sometimes the application has an internal conflict with the music player and switching between the two will close Overdrive. Sometimes the download function hangs and you need to restart. Using this application is not very intuitive and involves a bit of a learning curve.

One person found this helpful.

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