If you get a "Connection Lost" error but you're connected to the internet, the issue may be caused by an outdated library collection link saved in your library list. Use the steps below to successfully connect to your library's OverDrive collection.

 Connection Lost error pop-up in OverDrive for iOS. See instructions below

Your request cannot be completed because you are not connected to the internet. Verify your data connection and try again. If this error persists, contact OverDrive Support.

How to connect to your library

  1. Make sure you've updated the OverDrive app to the latest version.
  2. In the OverDrive app, open your "My Libraries" list, then tap the library that's giving you the "Connection Lost" error.
  3. Tap Ok to dismiss the error message.
  4. Tap the library drop-down menu at the top of the screen.
    Library drop-down menu in the OverDrive app. See instructions above
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the list and tap Add a library.
  6. Search for your library. It will have a gold star next to it, since it's already in your saved library list. Tap the library name to open its collection.
  7. Your library's collection should load normally.

If these steps don't resolve the issue, please contact your library for support. Let them know you've already tried the steps in this article, because there may be a separate issue occurring.

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2015 10:44AM EDT