OverDrive Media Console
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Rating: 4.5 (18,936) Cost: Free Downloads: 500,000 - 1,000,000
Download eBooks and audiobooks from your library directly to your Android device!
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.
How do library eBooks and audiobooks work?
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 on the web, check out a title with a valid library card, and download the title directly to your Android device.
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 15,000 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’ll discover timeless books and find yourself reading more than ever before with this diverse collection.
You can also download DRM-free EPUB eBooks from other online sources and read them in the OverDrive Media Console app.
Want more books?
Each library builds a custom digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks specifically for their local community. Contact your library and let them know that you are using OverDrive on your Android device and would like to see additional titles in the digital collection.
trigger - 2011-09-16
Brings the library to my phone. Only had trouble with DRMonce and even heard back from customer service. Remarkable how well it works. I'm addicte
Christiaan - 2011-07-28
Well designed app, works well. The animated page changes aren't great, and it would be nice to have more options for font display such as line spacing
Richard - 2011-08-18
It's a guy thing, no handbag, which makes it more practical than the ipad. Plus downloading books from the library makes it invaluable tool. GREAT!
Nancy - 2011-08-08
I found it easy to jump in and read library books on my phone. Settings are straightforward. Only glitch: one book did not keep my progress bookmark.
Jen - 2011-08-15
If you follow the directions from your local library, it's pretty easy to use. A lot of books are unavailable because so many people checked them out.
Dan - 2011-08-22
I like reading books on overdrive. It's pretty convenient.Occasionally it closes due to low memory, but I don't know what that means, so they get a 4.
Sarah - 2011-08-03
Wonderful! Some room for improvement, ex. not having to switch between the mobile site and app and being able to access my account in the app.
Ingrid - 2011-09-12
Sweet app! My only gripe is not a big selection of media im interested in n cant download movies on my galaxy prevail. Dont know why
Chris - 2011-08-12
This app is awesome to use. Only issue I have is lack books available. I wish the library had all book in ebook form. As far as app goes. LOVE IT!
This app works great on my Evo. I use it all the time. I love all the books I can get from my library website. The different settings, awesome!
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