What is OverDrive?

OverDrive is considered to be a worldwide distributor of digital media. The OverDrive digital media collection includes a variety of audiobooks, e-books as well as videos and music. OverDrive is a kind of media station for libraries, publishers, retailers and schools. Around the globe, OverDrive serves millions of end users.

What can I do with OverDrive?

OverDrive is a media station that hosts over one million digital titles of audiobooks and e-books plus videos and music. These digital titles come from over two thousand premium publishers such as HarperCollins, Random House, Harlequin, Bloomsbury and AudioGO. OverDrive’s digital services are employed by over twenty-two thousand schools, colleges and libraries across the globe.

An institution, such as a library, uses OverDrive to provide online access to its patrons. OverDrive’s library of digital media allows the library patrons to access their website 24/7 and select from hundreds of thousands of digital media pieces. Their catalog covers all genres and offers more than one million titles, with digital titles available for all ages. Patrons can choose what they E-book - OverDrive - 2would like to read (or listen to) and then they can read in the web browser with the application OverDrive Read, download to other electronic devices or read on a Kindle device. Patrons can also burn the media title onto Cds for many of the titles.

Two software applications are required to be installed to read and listen to media on computers. The OverDrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions are required. For other electronic devices, just the OverDrive Media Console is needed.

Why should I use OverDrive?

OverDrive is a popular media collection with libraries and schools. Instead of having to go out to the library to borrow a book, users of OverDrive can just go online at any time, search for books they’d like to read and conveniently download right to their electronic device. OverDrive can be used on many devices including both MAC and PC computers, Apple devices (ie iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch), Android devices and many e-readers (including Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, Kobo eReader and Sony Reader).