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 iOS device.

Once you've borrowed and downloaded an audiobook in the app, tap the Home menu in the top-left corner of the app, go to your Bookshelf, and tap the audiobook to begin listening.

Note: If you'd rather listen to audiobooks in your Safari 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 button numbered (from left to right, top to bottom). The list below describes each button.

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

  1. Home menu (includes a link to your Bookshelf, your library list, and app settings)
  2. Add a bookmark
  3. Title menu (includes an overview, table of contents, and saved bookmarks)
  4. Sleep timer
  5. Play speed

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

The Listen button from the checkouts page

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.

Tap an audiobook 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.

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

  1. Home menu (includes a link to your Bookshelf, your library list, and app settings)
  2. Add a bookmark
  3. Title menu (includes an overview, table of contents, and saved bookmarks)
  4. Sleep timer
  5. Play speed
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017 09:13AM EST