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 Anup 8/21/2014
    Very nice. Couple of things could move it to the top though: 1. cannot easily pause to create a bookmark. 2. Many times when I pause and unpause, it starts from a different position. 3. Sometimes crashes windows phone 8.1 4. Cannot rate and review books when returning.
  • by Angela 8/21/2014
    Love it for all my devices!
  • by Cindy 8/21/2014
    I love audio and digital books from the.library and am thankful to have this app and the service. However, this app has issues that really need to be fixed! When I login to the library to look for books, it never keeps my credentials. If I want to check out a book, I have to login again. And when I go to the next screen I often have to login yet again. It typically takes me 5-10 full minutes to reserve a book. When I'm listening to a book on my phone it often loses my place when I answer a call or text message. If I didn't specifically make a bookmark at that very spot before answering a call (which is nearly impossible) the book goes back to the beginning and I have to find my way back to where I was before the interruption. Very annoying. I sure wish you would fix these things. I enjoy the service when it's working.
  • by Liz 8/21/2014
    I use this app almost every day. Great.
  • by Jean-Sébastien 8/21/2014
    This app is very slow and the user interface is really not user friendly.
  • by User 8/20/2014
    A little slow and maybe a bit glitchy at times, but a valuable service nonetheless
  • by User 8/20/2014
    I love the app but I would really like to
  • by David 8/20/2014
    Nice to see the same features on windows as on android. But I have had a couple of crashes.
  • by User 8/20/2014
    Like all WP apps, it's just not as good as its iOS and Android counterparts. Navigating the ebooks is messy, it crashes often, and the freezes between parts of audio books. If you've used the other versions, you'll see this as a step down for Overdrive.
  • by Mariana 8/20/2014
    It's a great app but it sort of glitchy and o hate the way I have to sign in every time im on it