How to use Overdrive to Listen to Books

Smart Phones and Library Books

I have long been a fan of smart phones and cell phones for low income people. It is a great way to stay in contact with family and friends, make and keep appointments as well as access the internet.

One of my favorite features on my smart phone ( I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Verizon service) is the Overdrive Application.

I use it to listen to audio books – although I can access digital format books and streaming movies.

God Bless the public library’s entrance into the digital age. Freegal Music is pretty awesome too.

Here is a walk through

  1. Go to you iTunes or Google Play store and download Overdrive

the Overdrive App , downloaded and installed  and install it on your phone,

you can add as many libraries as you have library cards for

choose a library

return expired items
return expired items automatically
See the titles you have and click to select one or add a new one
See the titles you have and click to select one or add a new one
how to search the library for new books
how to search the library for new books

You can narrow down your search

how to look for the book you want
how to look for the book you want

I always look for audio books – hte ones which are available have dark earphones. The grayed out icons mean the book is checked out by someone else. It is possible to place the item on hold.

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Screenshot_2014-12-19-16-18-15Once you find the one you want, click on it and you will be asked to put in your library card number

Borrow it
Borrow it
download the title
download the title

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Once it is downloaded and installed, click “Play” and enjoy

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