How to transfer audiobooks to an iPod using OverDrive for Mac

As of February 23, 2022, OverDrive for Mac is no longer available to install. As an alternative, you can borrow and listen to audiobooks using Libby (for libraries), Sora (for schools), or your library's OverDrive website.

If you already have OverDrive for Mac, you can use the steps below to transfer audiobooks to an iPod.

Transferring audiobooks

  1. Connect your iPod to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Open iTunes (if it doesn't open automatically).
  3. In iTunes, turn on the Manually manage music setting (or enable disk use if you're using an iPod shuffle). This is a one-time step that is required to transfer audiobooks to your iPod from OverDrive for Mac.
  4. Open OverDrive for Mac.
  5. Select an audiobook, then click the Transfer button.
    The transfer button in OverDrive for Mac. See instructions above.
  6. When the transfer wizard opens, click Next so the program can detect your iPod.

    Note: If you receive an error that says "No portable players could be found...," make sure you enable disk use in iTunes before trying to transfer.
  7. When your iPod is detected, make sure it's selected under "Player." Select the part(s) you want to transfer and click Next.
    Audiobook parts selected in the transfer wizard. See instructions above.
  8. When the transfer is complete, click Finish to close the transfer wizard.

Where to find transferred audiobooks on your iPod

By default, transferred audiobooks are listed under "Playlists" or "Music."

You can follow these instructions to change where transferred audiobooks appear on your device.

Last Updated: 21 June 2022 11:33 AM