OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
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OverDrive, Inc.

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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 Rich 11/23/2014
    Still a great app, but dictionary doesn't work as well with 8.1. Having to copy/paste every time to look up a word is a step backward.
  • by Anand 11/23/2014
    Works well! A smaller font would be nice when searching media.
  • by Lee 11/23/2014
    Once you download apps onto your smartphone, is easy to use. Large sections of books, waiting list is fast for new popular books.
  • by Ed 11/22/2014
    Very good
  • by M. Dodge 11/22/2014
    With effort, the app works. Audiobooks are broken into parts, and it fails to transition from one part to the next. This can be particularly bothersome while driving, trying to remember if you just finished part 14 or part 15. The search mechanism is clunky and slow, but again can be coerced into giving the desired results. If you renew a title, it first expires, gets deleted, and had to be downloaded again. Trying to find where you were in the audiobook ends up being a pain. If my public library had an alternative to this, I'd strongly consider it, but I don't. This app works just well enough so Overdrive can claim functionality, but there appears to be no interest in improving the user experience.
  • by mark 11/22/2014
    I like using it better than I thought.
  • by Angela 11/22/2014
    Love it for all my devices!
  • by Matthew 11/22/2014
    This is a great app. It runs smoothly, doesn't burn through my battery too quickly, and it gives me immediate access to my public library's entire eBook collection.
  • by Lindsay 11/21/2014
    It is a bit touchy sometimes when changing pages, but I love the ease of access to my library books! Great app! Thanks!
  • by Patsy 11/21/2014
    I love the concept. And once the book is loaded it's seamless.. But I have keep signing Into my library account when moving around in the library. Using windows mobile app. android worked better

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