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  • How to change the playback speed using OverDrive's desktop app

    OverDrive's desktop app for Windows or Mac allows you to change the playback speed of a title. Click the Playback speed button ( in Windows or on a Mac) from the bottom toolbar of the media player window to select a speed option. tag_type_article

    Jan 04, 2017 10:01AM EST
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  • How to add borrowed titles to your Bookshelf in the OverDrive app

    Borrowed titles don't automatically appear on your Bookshelf in the OverDrive app. Instead, you'll find borrowed titles in the Loans (or Checkouts) section of your library in the app. From there, select Download or Add to bookshelf to add the title to your Bookshelf. Then, follow these steps to ...

    Nov 09, 2018 04:23PM EST
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  • Do you need internet access to use the OverDrive app?

    When using the OverDrive app, you need an internet connection to borrow and download titles, watch streaming videos, or sync your progress to your OverDrive account. Once you download ebooks and audiobooks, you can read or listen to them without an internet connection. tag_type_article

    Aug 27, 2018 08:21AM EDT
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  • What are the system requirements for the OverDrive app?

    Mobile app To install the latest version of the OverDrive app for Android, Chromebook, iOS, or Windows 8 (and up), you'll need: Android 4.0 or higher, which you'll find on devices like: Newer Android phones and tablets (like Google Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel) NOOK Ta...

    Nov 05, 2018 10:13AM EST
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  • How to use Bluetooth headsets with the OverDrive app

    The OverDrive app will work with Bluetooth headsets on any platform that supports Bluetooth. All you need is a headset that supports A2DP, which usually means it's a stereo headset. After that, make sure that your headset is connected to your device as a "media device." You'll be able to see what k...

    Sep 15, 2014 11:22AM EDT
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  • How to remove a library from your libraries list in the OverDrive app

    Android or Chromebook In the OverDrive app, click or tap the icon in the top-left corner to open your Home menu. Select Manage libraries. Click or tap the trash icon next to the library you want to delete. iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod...

    May 12, 2017 10:43AM EDT
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  • How to update the OverDrive app

    OverDrive's mobile app is easiest to update through the app store on your device. Look for updates to OverDrive just as you would for any other app. Before updating, you may want to export your reading history. If you'd like to update OverDrive's desktop app, go to, click Get Star...

    Dec 01, 2016 01:42PM EST
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  • How to install OverDrive for Windows (desktop) on a Windows 8 or 10 de...

    With the desktop version of OverDrive for Windows, you can download and listen to audiobooks, transfer them to MP3 players (including Apple devices), and burn them to CDs. Use the steps below to install OverDrive for Windows (desktop) on your Windows 8 or 10 device. How to install OverDriv...

    May 26, 2017 11:02AM EDT
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  • How to install OverDrive for Windows 8/10

    Follow the instructions below to install OverDrive for Windows 8/10, which you can install on Windows 8 or 10 devices. Or, here's a link to open the app store page in your browser. Click or tap the Store tile, then search for "OverDrive." Select the OverDrive ap...

    May 26, 2017 01:38PM EDT
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  • How to open audiobooks in OverDrive for Windows (desktop) when you...

    If you've installed both versions of the OverDrive app on your Windows 8 or 10 computer, you may want to borrow and read eBooks in OverDrive for Windows 8 but listen to audiobooks in OverDrive for Windows (desktop). By default, downloaded audiobooks will open in OverDrive for Windows 8, so you'll ne...

    Oct 03, 2016 01:28PM EDT
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