OverDrive contains a large selection of download audio books, eBooks and videos. Audio book and eBook publishers include BBC Audiobooks America, Blackstone Audio, Books on Tape, Brilliance Audio, HarperCollins, Listening Library and McGraw-Hill. Video distributors include A&E Television, Image Entertainment, and Magnolia Pictures. Download your selected audio titles to your home computer and then transfer them to your MP3 player.
Update from ROPL on the status of Kindle titles on OverDrive (edited 2/27/2012):
Many book publishers were not happy with OverDrive's decision to allow the checkout of Kindle titles to be routed through Amazon's website. This is a huge breach of library patron privacy as checkouts are being handled by a 3rd party. As a result of the relationship between OverDrive and Amazon, many publishers have removed their Kindle titles from OverDrive or have put limits on how they are to be downloaded.
For Kindle titles on OverDrive, there are currently two possible methods for acquiring titles. The following messages are displayed in the descriptions of the titles on OverDrive.
The first message says "Use on: Kindles and free Kindle apps". This means that the title can be downloaded wirelessly to your Kindle device or Kindle app on your Apple or Android device. An alternative method is that it can be downloaded and transferred via USB to a Kindle device only.
The second message says "Use on: Kindles and free Kindle apps via USB only". This is an incorrect statement as they can only be downloaded and transfered to a Kindle device, not an app on your Apple of Android device. I called and spoke to OverDrive support and they confirmed the incorrect message. They are working to change the message to something like "Use on: Kindle devices via USB only."
A new Royal Oak Public Library card beginning with 29065 is required for access to OverDrive. If your card begins with 29082, please visit the Library to get your new card.
Due to patron demand, check out periods have changed to 14 days for eBooks and Audiobooks.
Please contact support with a detailed description of your problem or question. In order to facilitate troubleshooting, please include the following information in your correspondence:
- Steps to reproduce the problem (in as much detail as possible)
- Exact text of any error message
- URL(s) of any error page(s) you encounter
- Library card number
- Title(s) of problem download(s)
- Applicable software version (this information can typically be found under Help > About.)
- Operating system (Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, Windows 98 SE, etc.)
- Internet browser and version (Internet Explorer® 7.0, Firefox® 2.0, etc. In most browsers, find this under Help > About.)
- If applicable, device type and operating system