Why will my device lose access to the digital library after October 30, 2020?
On October 30, 2020, OverDrive is making necessary security upgrades to protect the privacy of user data. These updates mean certain devices with older operating systems will lose access to the OverDrive app and OverDrive websites.
If you see a message about losing access to the digital library after October 30, your device is affected by this change.
On October 30, 2020, OverDrive is ending support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1. OverDrive will remain compatible with TLS 1.2 (the industry standard version) and above.
TLS (Transport Layer Security) is the technology that keeps data secure and private when it's sent over an internet connection. At OverDrive, TLS is what protects the privacy of data like library card numbers and individual browsing activity.
TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are outdated versions of this technology that have become vulnerable to web attacks over time. Along with tech industry leaders like Apple and Google, OverDrive is ending support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 to ensure security and privacy for our users.
How can I keep accessing the digital library on my device?
On mobile devices
If possible, update your operating system to at least Android 5 (see Google's steps for updating your Android version) or iOS 5 (see Apple's steps for updating your iOS version). Please note that when you update your operating system, there's always a risk of losing access to other apps that may not be available for newer operating system versions.
Note: If your device uses a different operating system (other than Android or iOS), check the device settings or contact the manufacturer to see if a system update is available.
If you can't update your device's operating system, the OverDrive app and OverDrive websites will no longer work on that device after October 30.
However, if your device is an early Kindle Fire or other ereader, you'll still be able to read library ebooks that are delivered or transferred to it from a supported device.
On Windows 7 computers
If you see the message about losing digital library access on a Windows 7 computer, you may need to install Windows updates and/or update your browser to the latest version to continue using OverDrive on that computer after October 30.