How to use the audiobook player in OverDrive for Windows (desktop)

You can use OverDrive for Windows (desktop) to listen to audiobooks on your computer.

Note: If you're using Windows 10, you can also install our new Libby app. If you're on Windows 8 or newer, you can install OverDrive for Windows 8/10.

Once you've borrowed and downloaded an audiobook from your library's digital collection, OverDrive for Windows (desktop) will open. To start listening, select the audiobook and click Play.

How to use the audiobook player:

Diagram of the audiobook player in OverDrive's desktop app for Windows. See list of player controls below.

Player controls (based on the numbered image above):

  1. Play part
  2. Play media marker
  3. Position slider
  4. Add a bookmark
  5. Adjust playback speed
  6. Go back 15 seconds
  7. Most recent or furthest point played
Last Updated: 18 September 2020 04:42 PM