What is Overdrive?
Overdrive is the Free Library of Philadelphia’s portal to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines that you can read for free using your Free Library of Philadelphia library card.
In April 2023, the OverDrive app, which accesses Overdrive e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines on your phone, tablet, or computer, will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, our newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people, to connect you to your library and your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines.
Why is this happening now?
The Libby app was launched in 2017, to create a simple and intuitive library app that builds on the core experience of the OverDrive app. Overdrive closely reviewed what was working with the OverDrive app and what could be improved. During this time, Overdrive didn't want to interrupt the experience for users, so the two apps have both been available.
Thanks to feedback from readers like you, Libby is now a great app for everyone and there's no longer a reason to have two apps that do the same thing. If you've enjoyed using the OverDrive app, we really hope you'll love Libby.
Download Libby or visit libbyapp.com to get started. You can visit this link to learn more about how to make the switch to Libby. Please note that you will need a Free Library card to access Overdrive e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines. If you do not have one, you can sign up today.
Happy reading and listening!