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OverDrive Brings Free eBooks to the iPad
      #39979 - 02/15/11 07:00 PM

OverDrive released their iPhone and Android version last month, now this free eBook and audiobook download app is available for the iPad. Here is mo info:

Public, school, and college libraries now provide direct eBook downloads on the iPad with the free OverDrive Media Console app. The optimized app enables users at more than 13,000 libraries worldwide to wirelessly download and enjoy eBooks and digital audiobooks from a local library on the Apple device.

Popular and best-selling titles, including ?The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? by Stieg Larsson, ?Unbroken? by Laura Hillenbrand, and ?The Hunger Games? by Suzanne Collins, are a few of the Most Downloaded Books from the Library ( These digital books and more in popular genres like romance, mystery, thriller, and virtually every subject can now be borrowed from libraries and enjoyed in an optimized iPad app.

OverDrive's app for iPad gives users wireless access to their library's EPUB eBook and MP3 audiobook catalog without a PC. Users can find their library using the app?s ?Get Books? feature, then browse for titles, check out with a valid library card, and download directly to the iPad. Brightness and text-size controls allow them to customize their eBook reading experience. Users can also create bookmarks and resume from the last point accessed. The eBook and audiobook titles from the library automatically expire in the app, so there is never a late fee.

The OverDrive Media Console app for iPad is available in the App Store for Free:

To see if your library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit

OverDrive current supports Windows, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, NOOK, Android, and BlackBerry.


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