OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
Free
6218 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

App requires

  • phone identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
What's this?

Supported languages (1)

English
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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 Darius 7/4/2015
    An excellent app for anyone that loves literature, I highly recommend it. I give 4 stars only because of moderately annoying sign in problems when your browsing/checking out books and because when an audiobook reaches the end of the part it stops requiring you to move on manually. All in all these are very minor problem and in no way stop me from using this application. Its well worth the minor inconveniences.
  • by Jonathan 7/4/2015
    Some good improvements since I used it last
  • by Kathy 7/4/2015
    I love the availability of books and audio books online. It takes a bit of practice to learn the program but very worth it. I do wish they had more copies of titles available because often what I want is checked out. Being able to listen to an audiobook on my phone while working in the yard or cleaning house is wonderful.
  • by Kenneth 7/4/2015
    Cannot download book because cannot sync authorizations. Can't contact overdrive too resolve conflicts. Big hassle.
  • by Paula 7/3/2015
    Love being able to sign out library books and reading using my cell phones
  • by Raychel 7/3/2015
    Like it
  • by User 7/3/2015
    Easy to use, and handy!
  • by debra 7/3/2015
    Love it
  • by kelsey 7/3/2015
    Great app! It really helps on road trips to have audio books and this makes it so easy.
  • by nifemi 7/3/2015
    Pretty good