OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
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OverDrive, Inc.

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4 MB

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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 Nicole 5/23/2015
    This modern technology is a blessing to me. An avid books on cd or play away reader, now the next level is here. Thank you so much.
  • by Trish 5/23/2015
    Was working for a while but now everytime I try to get books from the library it just closes the app. 😡 I hope it is fixed soon
  • by Heidi 5/23/2015
    First time I have used an audio book in close to 25 yrs. Had to use the website to figure out how to set it up properly, and what format to read. Only problem is the round about way to connect to my local library.
  • by David 5/23/2015
    Needs to be easier to return an audio book. I'm asked to sign in repeatedly throughout the process. The website is cumbersome on my Windows phone, but that may be at least partially because of the phone.
  • by Giselle L. 5/23/2015
    Signing in is cumbersome. It requires at least four attempts. Navigation is not the best.
  • by MJ 5/23/2015
    Works great!
  • by jill 5/23/2015
    Enjoy the flexibility
  • by Ifs 5/23/2015
    I love reading with OverDrive Media Console. Very easy to download and get started. Lots of new and classic titles available to read or listen to free.
  • by Christine 5/22/2015
    In my phone app, I always have to sign in at least 2 times before actually getting in the library site . But once the book is downloaded, this app is great.
  • by User 5/22/2015
    Good. Sometimes I have to reload pages but other than that works fine.