For the Bookworms: Overdrive Library App

I am, to put it mildly, a voracious reader. I like anything from classics to NY Times Bestsellers to trashy vampire romances. The Kindle, and e-readers like it, has been a life changer for me, allowing me to purchase a new book literally the moment I finish another. What’s not to love? Well, I don’t love how much of my money goes to the Amazon Kindle Store every month. Isn’t there some magical place that would allow me to borrow books for a set period of time for free?

Over a million e-books to choose from! Screenshot from my Overdrive app.

Over a million e-books to choose from! Screenshot from my Overdrive app.

Enter the OverDrive Library App. If the Kindle was a life changer for me, this app is a life saver. It is exactly like it sounds: an app that plugs into over 30,000 libraries in 40+ countries, allowing members to login to their local library with their library card number (the only thing you need to use this app!) and borrow up to 5 e-books at a time for a two week lending period. There are over 1 million e-books to choose from! But, not just books: depending on your library’s chosen digital stock, this library app also has audiobooks and videos for you to download or stream.

Easily borrow books! Screenshot from my Overdrive app.

Easily borrow books! Screenshot from my Overdrive app.

The best part is, you can download books within the OverDrive app and read your e-books on any device, like your smart phone, tablet or even desktop, and it will remember your place. OR you can download OverDrive library e-books to your Kindle and read on a Kindle device or in a Kindle app. At the end of your two week lending period, you have the option to renew or return your e-book- just like the real library. It’s so simple! And it has saved me time and money without having to sacrifice my thirst for reading.

But don’t just take my word for it. Download the OverDrive Library App, set up your account and start reading!

Camden loves blogging about app recommendations. Read more about the iMovie App and the Top 3 Apps you Need Now!

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