OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
Free
3573 reviews
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Publisher

OverDrive, Inc.

Download size

4 MB

Last updated

8/17/2012

Version

2.50.0.0

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
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
What's this?

Supported languages (1)

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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
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Reviews

  • by Mark 4/24/2014
    Love the app. Had it on my IOS and Android devices previously. I use it all the time. My only issue with the Windows version is my connection via Bluetooth in my car. When ever I turn the car off, whether I was listening to Overdrive or not, (if my Bluetooth on my hand set and the car are both on) my player will start within 5 seconds. I have to dig my phone out and manually turn off the player every time. This is very annoying. I hope it is something that can be fixed and I am not the only one with the issue per your ratings histogram.
  • by Brian 4/24/2014
    You may be stuck with this app based on your library. It works, but not great. It's clunky, I end up closing out all the time. It doesn't start the next part once the previous ends. During my commute I'm trying to renew an expired book and it insists on downloading the whole book from the start. Was developed for WP7 and never updated.
  • by William 4/24/2014
    Would be five star except doesn't advance automatically from one part to the next on my Nokia 822, perhaps more attention to Windows 8 phones by Overdrive. Worked flawlessly on my Android.
  • by Elisa 4/23/2014
    Works well! I'm so grateful my local library led me to this app. It really helps when borrowing Christian resources electronically. Thanks!
  • by Leighton 4/23/2014
    Nice. Very useful.
  • by User 4/23/2014
    Favorite app!
  • by Lois 4/23/2014
    Great way to get audio books, but I have to try signing on several times on either the phone or computer before it takes, so that is slow. Very slow to do book search on phone; easier on computer.
  • by Ashley 4/23/2014
    Amazing! Love the instant connection to my library, at any time!
  • by User 4/23/2014
    Overall it is a good app.
  • by Peter 4/22/2014
    The features are good but it is slow to browse through the available books. Not sure if it is the software or the library or the books. After selecting a book to get more details and going back to the list of books, I get a different list and cannot get back the original list.