Windows Phone App Connects Readers with Direct Downloads of eBooks & Audiobooks

Jun 16, 2011

OverDrive launched the free OverDrive Media Console app for Windows Phone. The app will give readers at 15,000 public, school, and corporate libraries the ability to download ebooks and audiobooks directly to their Windows Phone. Users can use the app to find a library that offers digital books, and then download EPUB ebooks as well as MP3 audiobooks.

The app's "Get Books" feature makes it easy to find a local library, and then browse for titles, check them out with a library card, and download directly to Windows Phone devices. Digital books from the library will automatically expire in the app, so there are never late fees. Users will also benefit from enhancements like an orientation lock and custom bookmarks.

The OverDrive app for Windows Phone is available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace. Users can use OverDrive Search to see if their local library is a member of the OverDrive network.