If you have an Android device that doesn't have access to the Google Play Store or the Amazon Appstore, follow the instructions below to install the OverDrive app directly.

  1. Go to app.overdrive.com.
  2. Select download for Android OS 4.0 (or newer) at the bottom of the page.
  3. Review the license agreement and tap I Agree to download the installation file.
    You may get a warning saying that this kind of file can harm your device. This is normal, and we test our installer to make sure it's safe.
    Select OK to continue.
    The warning that may appear when installing OverDrive for Android
  4. Once the file downloads, open it from your notification bar.
    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 the prompts to allow installation from "Unknown Sources." (Once you finish installing OverDrive, be sure to turn off this setting again.)
  7. Review the permissions, then tap Install (or Next).
    The app's permissions
  8. Tap Open to launch the app, or tap Done to close the installer.
    The app successfully installed
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2018 04:48PM EDT