OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
306 reviews
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OverDrive, Inc.

File weight

4 MB

Last updated



Works with

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

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 Nick 29/06/2015
    Works well, I use it every day
  • by Andy 26/06/2015
    Very good. Shame more UK libraries don't use it
  • by Ian 25/06/2015
    The service is great but the WP version of the app is decidedly average when compared to other platforms. Some issues with page scrolling and moving between chapters.
  • by IAN 16/06/2015
    Absolutely rubbish, so hard to log into my account given up now.
  • by Gillian 15/06/2015
    Easy to use app.
  • by Paula 15/06/2015
  • by Caroline 11/06/2015
    Absolutely brilliant! I use it constantly whilst walking the dog 🐶. However, even the ironing is enjoyable now!
  • by simon 10/06/2015
    Really good app, but doesn't remember my bookmarks
  • by George 04/06/2015
    Still having some difficulty with bookmarks and starting new part. But up to PC standard when I have these under control. That problem solved with experience. Nearly up to PC standard but the sequencing of tracks quite often goes wrong at the end of a section and the transition to the next.
  • by Norm 04/06/2015
    Generally great app, but misses key desktop features like speed control. Bookmarks sometimes faulty. Asks for rating even after already done.