Overdrive: Connecting to Libraries Virtually

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For a busy bookworm, it can be hard to find time to do all the reading we want. However, using Overdrive through my local libraries has greatly helped me nurture my love of books through accessible audiobooks. While Overdrive also offers ebooks in multiple formats, being able to borrow, download, and store audiobooks means I can a) limit my screen time, b) take my audiobooks wherever I want and c) incorporate reading into my daily routines.

Especially during social distancing, Overdrive has been a lifesaver when I want to browse for books outside of my local library. Overdrive offers many basic organizing features, such as notifications, saving a history of your borrowed books, a “wish list” of titles to read later, and a list of unowned library titles that you can recommend for purchase. Ratings and reviews of titles are included, as well as excellent search and categorical browsing features.

If you would like to read more but just can’t find the time, see if your library uses Overdrive or a similar app!