With OverDrive for Android, you can find and borrow audiobooks, eBooks, and streaming video from your library's digital collection.

Here are some examples of popular devices that run Android and can use the OverDrive app:

  • Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets
  • Google Nexus devices
  • Kindle tablets (Fire, Fire HD, and Fire HDX)
  • NOOK tablets (Color, Tablet, HD, HD+, and Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK)
  • Kobo tablets (Vox, Arc, and Arc HD)

Note: These are just a few examples of Android devices, so if you don't see your device, but you think it runs Android, give the instructions below a try.

Option 1: Install OverDrive's app from Google Play Store, the Amazon Appstore, or NOOK store

Download the OverDrive app from any of the stores below:

Available in the Android Market Place Available in the Amazon Appstore Available in the NOOK store

Note: The NOOK store only offers apps for NOOK devices.

Option 2: If you do not have access to Google Play Store, install OverDrive directly

If you have an Android device that did not come with access to Google Play Store, you can try installing the Amazon Appstore, or follow the instructions below to install OverDrive's app directly.

  1. Go to app.overdrive.com and scroll to the bottom.
  2. Select download for Android OS 4.0 (or newer) or Android OS v2.2-3.2, depending on your device.
    If you're unsure what version of Android your device is running, go to Settings, then About [Device] or Info.
  3. Review the license agreement. Tap I Agree to download the installation file.
    You may get a warning saying that this kind of file can harm your device (shown below). This is normal, and we test our installer to make sure it's safe to install. Click OK to continue.
    Screenshot of the warning that may appear when installing OverDrive for Android
  4. You should see a download icon in your notification bar at the top of the screen. Pull down from the top of your screen, then tap the APK file once the download is complete.
    Screenshot of the download icon in the Android notification bar
  5. If prompted, open the file with the "Package Installer."
  6. If you get the "Install blocked" message, follow these instructions to allow installation from "Unknown Sources." If you don't get this message, continue on.
  7. Review the app's permissions, then tap Install (or Next).
    Screenshot showing the app's permissions
    The app installs.
    Screenshot showing the app installing
  8. Tap Open to launch OverDrive for Android, or tap Done to close the installer.
    Screenshot showing the app successfully installed
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015 08:37AM EDT