Last Updated: Apr 19, 2022     Views: 1735

OverDrive is winding down the legacy OverDrive app. The app will continue to work for existing users, but they should strongly consider switching to the Libby app. The legacy app may stop working in the future.

As a first step, OverDrive will remove the legacy app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store starting February 23, 2022. OverDrive will continue to notify existing users through the app to consider switching to Libby.

By the end of 2022, OverDrive app users should have transitioned to the Libby app. For more information about Libby, please read What is the OverDrive / Libby ebook collection and how does it work?

Key points

  • The OverDrive app will be removed from app stores. Download links for the legacy OverDrive desktop app for Windows and Mac will be removed from overdrive.com/apps
  • New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby. 
  • Users who previously installed the OverDrive app (mobile or desktop) will still be able to use it without disruption. 
  • All users can continue to access the Library’s OverDrive website, sfpl.overdrive.com.