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
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-Early return to library
-Background file downloads
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  • by Larissa 12/19/2014
    It's great!
  • by Jamise 12/18/2014
    This is a very handy tool to have. It allows you to download books to your chosen device from your public library, when they are in stock, from the comfort of your home.
  • by Tess 12/18/2014
  • by stevie 12/18/2014
    I get to read wherever, whenever, whatever on my phone. I love it.
  • by Mathias 12/18/2014
    I have used the iOS version as well, and although library interface and login issues are equally bad on both, I would like to see some improvements on WP8: Ability to seamlessly continue listening when finishing one part--this is a major annoyance!! Playback stops at the end of a part and doesn't automatically continue playing; ability to advance in 15" increments; ability to change playback speed.
  • by Shannon 12/18/2014
    Audio crashes the app. This is all I want to use this for, so it is pretty much useless to me.
  • by Chris 12/18/2014
    Walled garden, super restrictive. Avoid. No eay to browse your folders for media.
  • by cheryl 12/17/2014
    So cool.
  • by Rebecca 12/17/2014
    Excellent resource for saving time! I have been very pleased with the selection of eBooks and other media offered digitally by my local library, and the OverDrive app is extremely user-friendly, allowing for personalization features to make your experience smooth and tension -free.
  • by Paul 12/17/2014
    Overall great app. My only knock is that the downloading can be goofy if you're not hooked up to Wi-Fi or a power source.