OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
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OverDrive, Inc.

File weight

4 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Windows Phone 7

App requires

  • phone identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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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
-Share on Facebook
-Early return to library
-Background file downloads
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  • by Stephen 21/07/2014
    Poor. Often fails to download books properly and menus don't appear when you double tap. Not a patch on the Kindle app but you're stuck with it if you want to borrow library books.
  • by Angela 21/07/2014
    Fab, love it!
  • by tim 17/07/2014
    Does not work so well on Nokia 625 windows phone as android. Downloads on wifi only, program fails at the end of audiobook sections. That's what I have come to expect from Microsoft less program, more money, back to android next phone.
  • by User 15/07/2014
  • by User 15/07/2014
    An excellent app. Use it all the time and have dumped my kindle.
  • by Joe 06/07/2014
  • by User 19/06/2014
    Well organized and easy to use
  • by Lynne 18/06/2014
    I Love this app and have used it across several phones / tablets, in ios, android & windows. Personally, it has been a boon, when I can't get out to the library. Especially like the audio books. Keep up the good work. 😊👍
  • by User 16/06/2014
    I use it for library ebooks and its very good but sometimes freezes or is slow but not very often.
  • by User 10/06/2014
    Easy to use and holds a wide selection of titles.