- 1 How do I update OverDrive?
- 2 Is OverDrive app going away?
- 3 Is Libby replacing OverDrive?
- 4 How does OverDrive work with library?
- 5 Why is OverDrive not working?
- 6 How do you check out a book on OverDrive?
- 7 Why can’t I download books on OverDrive?
- 8 How do I use OverDrive?
- 9 What is the difference between hoopla and OverDrive?
- 10 How do I make my OverDrive ebooks forever?
- 11 Can you borrow books from other libraries on OverDrive?
- 12 Can I use both OverDrive and Libby?
- 13 How do libraries pay for OverDrive?
- 14 Should I drive with OverDrive on or off?
- 15 How long can you borrow a book on OverDrive?
How do I update OverDrive?
You can update your OverDrive account settings on overdrive.com using these steps: Sign into your OverDrive account at overdrive.com. Click your name in the top-right corner, then select Settings.
Is OverDrive app going away?
Overdrive has discontinued their Windows app and it is no longer available to download. People who already had the app installed, are getting a popup notification, letting them know the app is not under active development anymore and prompting to use the web-based version or one of their apps for Android or iOS.
Is Libby replacing OverDrive?
Libby is a newer app released by OverDrive. It has the same collection of titles as the OverDrive app – it’s just a different way to access the same digital library collection. Libby is great if you just want to download a book to your Android or iOS phone or tablet.
How does OverDrive work with library?
OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started with free digital content from your library or school is a library card or student ID.
Why is OverDrive not working?
Troubleshooting OverDrive for Android Make sure you’re using the latest version of the OverDrive app by going to your device’s app store and checking for updates. Then, open the OverDrive app and see if your issue is resolved. If it isn’t, continue to step 3. Restart your device.
How do you check out a book on OverDrive?
How to borrow and enjoy titles in the OverDrive app
- Install the OverDrive app from Google Play or the Amazon Appstore and sign in.
- Add your library to the app and open its digital collection.
- Find an available title in your library’s collection and tap Borrow.
- Choose a lending period for the title (if available).
Why can’t I download books on OverDrive?
Make sure downloading is turned on in the OverDrive app Tap Files. Toggle the “Downloads” slider to the ON position. All files queued in the app should start downloading automatically. If they don’t, select a title on your bookshelf and tap Download all.
How do I use OverDrive?
How do I start using OverDrive Listen? To get started, open your web browser and borrow an audiobook that’s available in the OverDrive Listen format from your library. Then, click or tap the Listen now in browser button to begin listening to it immediately using OverDrive Listen.
What is the difference between hoopla and OverDrive?
People often ask what the difference between the two is. Practically speaking, the difference is two-fold: number of checkouts and breadth of catalog. Overdrive’s catalog is made up of the latest hits in both books and audiobooks. Each member card gets a rolling 10 checkouts at any given time.
How do I make my OverDrive ebooks forever?
If you’re at the end of your lending period and you’re not finished with your audiobook, the first thing you can try is the “Renew” option. This is simple; just like at a regular library, you can choose to renew your book and extend the lending period, as long as no one else has a hold on the title.
Can you borrow books from other libraries on OverDrive?
You can borrow titles from any library as long as you have a library card for it. In certain cases, your library may have a partnership with another library or consortium that lets you borrow titles from the partner’s collection using your normal library card.
Can I use both OverDrive and Libby?
Both Libby and the classic OverDrive app allow you to borrow and read the same digital content from your library, but they look and feel different. Have questions about the OverDrive app? Learn more about it on OverDrive Help.
How do libraries pay for OverDrive?
They purchase the number of copies of the ebooks they want from the OverDrive platform for a fixed price per copy. Libraries also have to pay an annual platform fee to OverDrive to be able to use their system.
Should I drive with OverDrive on or off?
Overdrive improves fuel economy, and makes for less wear and tear on the vehicle when you are driving at highway speeds. Having the overdrive off is fine if you are driving in hilly areas, but if you are on the highway, it is best to have it on because you will get better gas mileage.
How long can you borrow a book on OverDrive?
You can borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from Overdrive or Libby for 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days. It’s your choice! You can also set a default lending period for all items in a given format.