Borrow free library ebooks
OverDrive brings you ebooks and audiobooks from your local library
Save yourself a trip to your local library by borrowing books using your iPad
OverDrive doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it’s a musthave app for pretty much anyone who has ever picked up a book. It takes a few minutes to get it set up properly, but it’s well worth the effort as this hidden gem of an app allows you to borrow free ebooks and audiobooks from your local library.
OverDrive is free to download from the App Store, and there’s no charge for borrowing books – you don’t even have to worry about paying a fine for overdue books as the app automatically deletes your books at the end of the loan period.
The screen size of an iPad or iPad mini is ideal for reading ebooks that you download with OverDrive, and it can also be used it to listen to audioooks on an iPhone while travelling. There’s an OverDrive app for Macs too, which can come in handy for students or teachers who need to do a bit of research in the classroom. The only catch is that you need to be a member of your local library in order to use it. Cliff Joseph
This hidden gem of an app allows you to borrow free ebooks and audiobooks from your local library