I’m taking a look at the library ebook reading app, OverDrive!
Bookish Download Review: OverDrive Library eBook App
How It Works
The OverDrive app allows readers to access thousands of books via their local library’s digital ebook collections. It’s available on the AppStore and GooglePlay.
The process is very simple: download the OverDrive app and add your library to the “My Libraries” section for easy convenience.
From what I can tell, once you’ve added your library, the app essentially directs you your library’s website in a mobile version. From there, you enter in your library card number, and then you’re good to go!
What this means is…it’s kind of not a “real app.” It simply allows you to access what you can on the web on your phone.
The main functionality of the OverDrive app is allowing readers to access and request their library’s ebooks and to read them on their phone.
Here are a couple of the books available in my library…
Bonus: The app is also available for download on most tablets, as well.
Both fortunately and unfortunately, the OverDrive app is only as good as your library’s ebook selection. Seminole County’s is sort of meh. Which means, my use and excitement for this app is average.
I mean, I love the convenience for sure, but the selection for me is OK. Also, I don’t enjoy reading books on my phone or iPad.
However, if you get a lot of ebooks from the library or you have a better selection to choose from, I see this app being very useful and helpful.
I honestly just love that it exists and makes avid readers lives a little bit easier.
Do you read a lot of library books? Would you find an app like this useful?