Alameda County Library is pleased to announce that a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is now available.

This update eliminates the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process. This change provides benefits such as syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches.

First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change if you already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with your OverDrive app, even after you update to the newest version.

Users under the age of 13 can anonymously authorize the OverDrive app without creating an OverDrive account.

OverDrive v3.2 also includes the following updates: The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.” To support the new name, the app website has moved to You will now be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of your lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.

OverDrive Help articles and videos have been updated to reflect the updates in OverDrive v3.2.

If you have any questions, please contact OverDrive Front Line Tech Support .