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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 13,000 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.
Last comments from Android Market
Nothing fantastic, but gets the job done for DRM eBooks. Not a huge fan of the reader.
Matt May (****)
Access to DRMed books is a huge feature. Worked great with my library as well as Fnac.com books.
It doesn't support wma files which is pretty much what the majority of audio books are formatted.......
Super reading experience
I'm thrilled to be able to borrow/read library books without firing up the laptop. Great epub reader.
Love this app!! So glad I can have epub books on my phone!
When I open the app all I get is error messages. Once I close those, the app freezes my whole phone. Very dissapointing. HTC hero
Needs a way to search for items available now. I keep scrolling through pages and pages of items I have to place a hold on.