OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
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OverDrive, Inc.

Download size

4 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Windows Phone 7

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 User 7/28/2014
    This works great with a windows phone.
  • by Alex 7/27/2014
    Fantastic service, free audio books straight to my phone, and easy to use!
  • by David 7/27/2014
    Some times loses place in audio book. Needs a way to side load books
  • by Oriana 7/27/2014
    Great. I just wish I could actually use my overdrive account where everything syncs up
  • by Ellen 7/27/2014
    Great for car rides
  • by April 7/26/2014
    Works well with virtually no bugs on my windows 8 phone, tablet and PC. Wish I could get my bookmarks to sync.
  • by Katie 7/26/2014
    This app is amazing for audio books!
  • by User 7/26/2014
    I really like it especially when out of town.
  • by Shelley 7/26/2014
    There are a few challenges with this app. One is that if I place a hold on a book through my library, I then need to come to this app and log in to my account (which is fine) but then there is no easy way to access my holds. I've found that I need to find a new book through the app in order to get to my holds. The second challenge is that if you are doing a search on an author or subject. After you select a book and download it, the app asks if you want to continue browsing. When you say yes, you don't return to your search results, instead it takes you to the main page and you have to start your search again. This becomes a real pain! Honestly, if there was a better choice I'd probably use it.
  • by User 7/25/2014
    Finally! My library has e-books and audio books to borrow. This app has done a fine job supporting what they have to offer. I have already recommended it to family and friends.