Choose the image below that looks like the titles in your library's collection.

We recommend using the OverDrive app to download and listen to borrowed audiobooks on your Windows 8 or 10 device.

Once you've borrowed and downloaded an audiobook in the app, click or tap the Back arrow in the top-left corner of the app until you return to the app home screen, then click or tap the audiobook to begin listening.

Note: If you'd rather listen to audiobooks in your device's web browser (without the OverDrive app), you can use OverDrive Listen instead.

How to use the audiobook player in the OverDrive app

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

Audiobook player options (based on the numbered image above) include:

  1. Back to home screen
  2. Launch burn wizard in desktop app
  3. Launch transfer wizard in desktop app
  4. Bookmarks
  5. Parts and media markers
  6. Jump to previous media marker
  7. Back 15 seconds
  8. Forward 15 seconds
  9. Jump to next media marker
  10. Sleep timer
  11. Play speed
  12. Add a bookmark

Scroll right to see all of the media markers (like chapters or chapter sections) and parts of the audiobook.

Parts and media markers in an audiobook

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

Listening to audiobooks in your browser

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

Listen button. See instructions above.

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

Listening to audiobooks in the OverDrive app

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

If there's an audiobook in the "Now Playing" section of the app's home screen, you can tap or click the Play button under it to start listening immediately.

Audiobook in the Now Playing section. See instructions above.

Or, select one of the smaller jackets on your app bookshelf to open it using the app's audiobook player. The audiobook will start playing automatically.

How to use the audiobook player in the OverDrive app

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

Audiobook player options (based on the numbered image above) include:

  1. Back to home screen
  2. Launch burn wizard in desktop app
  3. Launch transfer wizard in desktop app
  4. Bookmarks
  5. Parts and media markers
  6. Jump to previous media marker
  7. Back 15 seconds
  8. Forward 15 seconds
  9. Jump to next media marker
  10. Sleep timer
  11. Play speed
  12. Add a bookmark

Scroll right to see all of the media markers (like chapters or chapter sections) and parts of the audiobook.

Parts and media markers in an audiobook
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017 09:15AM EST