OverDrive Update: 3/8/23
The OverDrive app for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/10 will be sunset on May 1, 2023.
In the weeks before the OverDrive app sunset, current in-app messaging will be updated to give users a final reminder to switch to Libby.
The following notice outlines OverDrive's plans on sunsetting the legacy OverDrive app. They will be concentrating on Libby as the only app for the future.
For the first step,
In future phases, we will be actively encouraging OverDrive app users to switch to Libby, with a goal of moving most over by the end of 2022. We are committed to supporting a smooth transition for you and your users and will send you ongoing updates on the plans and timing for the eventual retirement of the OverDrive app.
OverDrive relies on web certificates from Let’s Encrypt for secure connections for websites and apps including Libby and OverDrive. Let's Encrypt has ended support for older operating systems. As a result of this change, the following is now in effect:
The expectation was that affected users would receive a security warning after the Let’s Encrypt change, but OverDrive has since learned that a warning is not always displayed. Users may experience issues with signing in, borrowing, loading the app’s content, etc.
Register for OverDrive Account with email and password OR library card # and PIN.
eBooks – download Adobe Digital Editions for Windows 7, 8, or 10 and for Macs
Videos—Streaming videos will play in most up-to-date web browsers.
20 checkouts total.
10 holds; flexible checkout periods-7, 14, 21 days for all formats except videos.
1 time renewal option 3 days before due date if available otherwise item placed on hold list.
Early returns available for eBooks and for most Audiobooks.
Videos – Checkout 3 for 7 days. Part of the 20 checkout total. Watch unlimited times during checkout period.
Overdrive Read and Overdrive Listen are streaming services.
Audiobooks/eBooks - Fiction & Nonfiction; Adult, Young Adult, Juvenile selections. Browse by Subjects and subcategories. Limit by Available Now, Format, Language and other terms. Wish lists, History available in apps. Small selection in Spanish.
Kindle format eBooks available for Kindle readers and Kindle Reading app.
Videos – Documentaries, fitness, travel, how to’s, science, foreign films, and older feature films available to browse by Subject.