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 Katrina 10/18/2014
  • by User 10/18/2014
  • by User 10/18/2014
    Its a great app! I love being able to read anywhere and not have to carry around a book!. I don't know what I would do without it! Plus when I read on my phone.. my little one doesn't want to turn my pages and "read" 😊
  • by Sharon 10/18/2014
    Concept is great and it's the only way to get audio books from my public library. However, app is full of frustrating bugs. Must log in repeatedly while searching for titles, must manually transition between book parts, many books won't play... App directs you to the window store for compatibility app (which is never found), but it's an mp3 format from the start and should be compatible. Also search functionality is slow and cumbersome. Frustrating!!! Hope they fix up the app, it has great potential!
  • by Peter 10/18/2014
    Overall good but needs some more polish in functionality. Time tracking of chapters doesn't work well.
  • by Danial 10/18/2014
    I love it. I use it for my Reading Olympics team!
  • by User 10/18/2014
    Don't like all the set up stages. Also struggle with navigation.
  • by Eric 10/18/2014
    Seems unstable with windows phone, not sure if it is the phone or app...searches can be aggravating, need more options...like young adult fantasy/scifi and older reader fantasy/ SciFi. enjoy using it for most of the time
  • by Anna Lisa 10/17/2014
    Mostly great, wish it would go to next chapter on it's own.
  • by Yashodhan 10/17/2014
    I love it