OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive Media Console
Free
5331 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 Megean 1/25/2015
    CAN GO TO THE LIBRARIES & SEARCH FOR ANY BOOKS OR BY THE AUTHOR'S & LOAD IT TO YOUR LIBRARY AT THE PROGRAM & YOU CAN ALSO GET BOOKS ON AUDIOBOOKS IF THE BOOK YOUR LOOKING FOR IS ON AUDIOBOOK!!! PLUS IT ALSO HAS MOVIES & IT AUTOMATICALLY RETURNS WHAT EVER YOU CHECKED OUT, WHEN IT'S DUE BACK!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ALL MY FRIENDS & FAMILY!!!
  • by Rachel 1/24/2015
    If each part would start to play automatically after the previous section finished I could probably give it five stars. Other than that this is a great app. I love listening to audiobooks at work and now I can listen to more that I've checked out from my library! Thanks!
  • by Heather 1/24/2015
    So easy!
  • by M. Dodge 1/24/2015
    With effort, the app works. Audiobooks trend to be broken into parts, and the app fails to transition from one part to the next. This can be particularly bothersome while driving, trying to remember if you just finished part 14 or part 15. The search mechanism used for browsing libraries' collections is clunky and slow, but again can be coerced into giving results. If you renew a title, it first expires, gets deleted, and has to be downloaded again. Trying to find where you left off in the audiobook ends up being a pain. If my public library had an alternative to this, I'd strongly consider it, but it doesn't. This app works just well enough so Overdrive can claim functionality, but there appears to be no interest in improving the user experience.
  • by Kerry 1/24/2015
    Very easy. It would be helpful if there was a 15 second forward option to compliment the reverse one . Also, if all authors complete works were available for those of us who enjoy listening to audio books. Thanks for the availability of this service.
  • by Rebecca 1/24/2015
    Love this app
  • by Henry 1/24/2015
    Wish I had a tablet to put it on. The more you use it the better it gets.
  • by Cheryl 1/24/2015
    Love this app. I wish the sync feature was available between my Windows phone and my Windows tablet.
  • by nicole 1/24/2015
    Perfect for car rides
  • by Laird 1/24/2015
    Never skips