Choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library's website.

You can borrow and listen to audiobooks in your Chrome web browser using OverDrive Listen, or download and listen to MP3 audiobooks in the OverDrive app.

Note: For the best experience, we recommend updating the OverDrive app to the latest version when a new one is available from the Google Play store or Amazon Appstore. If you need help installing the OverDrive app to your Android device, see this article.

Listening to audiobooks in your browser

To listen to an audiobook in your Chrome web browser, tap the Listen now button next to a borrowed audiobook on your Loans page (under books icon).

Listen now button next to an audiobook

To learn more about OverDrive Listen, please see our getting started guide.

Note: OverDrive Listen does not work in the stock Android browser, on older Kindle Fire tablets, or on NOOK HD+ and older tablets (even in Chrome).

Listening to audiobooks in the OverDrive app

In the OverDrive app, add an MP3 audiobook to the app bookshelf from your Loans page (under books icon).

Tap an audiobook on your app bookshelf to open it and start listening.

Audiobook player and options

Diagram of the audiobook player with each button numbered (from left to right, top to bottom). The list below describes each button.

Player options (based on the numbered image above):

  1. Return to bookshelf
  2. Settings
  3. Add a bookmark
  4. Details menu
  5. Sleep timer
  6. Play speed
  7. Volume boost toggle

Details menu

Tap the icon in the top-right corner to open the audiobook's Details menu. Here you can find the Overview, Table of Contents, saved Bookmarks, and Share options for the audiobook you're listening to. Swipe right or left to get to each section.

You can borrow and listen to audiobooks in your Chrome web browser using OverDrive Listen, or download and listen to MP3 audiobooks in the OverDrive app.

Note: For the best experience, we recommend updating the OverDrive app to the latest version when a new one is available from the Google Play store or Amazon Appstore. If you need help installing the OverDrive app to your Android device, see this article.

Listening to audiobooks in your browser

To listen to an audiobook in your Chrome web browser, just tap the Listen (In your browser) button next to a borrowed audiobook on your Checkouts page.

Listen button on the checkouts page. See instructions above.

To learn more about OverDrive Listen, please see our getting started guide.

Note: OverDrive Listen does not work in the stock Android browser, on older Kindle Fire tablets, or on NOOK HD+ and older tablets (even in Chrome).

Listening to audiobooks in the OverDrive app

In the OverDrive app, download an MP3 audiobook from your Checkouts page to the app bookshelf.

Tap an audiobook on your app bookshelf to open it and start listening.

Audiobook player and options

Diagram of the audiobook player with each button numbered (from left to right, top to bottom). The list below describes each button.

Player options (based on the numbered image above):

  1. Return to bookshelf
  2. Settings
  3. Add a bookmark
  4. Details menu
  5. Sleep timer
  6. Play speed
  7. Volume boost toggle

Details menu

Tap the icon in the top-right corner to open the audiobook's Details menu. Here you can find the Overview, Table of Contents, saved Bookmarks, and Share options for the audiobook you're listening to. Swipe right or left to get to each section.

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2016 01:26PM EDT