As a recent Mac user, I was interested in the article about borrowing free library ebooks. However, I spent a long time trying to find the free app in the App Store to no avail. Just in case others are struggling to access OverDrive, I wanted to let you know that I simply accessed the library website, where I am a member, the icon was displayed to click on, without downloading anything I was able to access the books using my library card number.
It works really well and is simpler to use than it appears at first. It’s a great find, so thanks to the team for alerting readers to this. Pauline Dawes Alex Blake says… Thanks, Pauline. We were actually talking about the iOS version of the OverDrive app in our tutorial (for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad – the version we specifically looked at), but it is available for the Mac desktop from https://app.overdrive.com.
Ebook lending through OverDrive is indeed available from certain UK libraries now. They provide a handy search atoverdrive.com/libraries. We think it’s great that libraries are taking ebook lending seriously, which will hopefully keep more of them open in the future.