For over a decade, the OverDrive app has offered a service that allows institutions, including public libraries and schools, to lend their digital catalogs of e-books, audiobooks and other digital media to online users. Now, this longtime digital reading companion will be shutting down for good. After announcing its plans to sunset the app and removing it from app stores last year, the company now says that OverDrive will fully shut down on May 1, 2023. Readers will be directed to use the newer digital app Libby instead.
The OverDrive app had been a part of readers’ workflows for many years, offering an easy way to access your digital library. But it’s fair to say the app was beginning to show its age in more recent years, requiring this shift.
In August 2021, OverDrive first detailed its plans to transition users to its newer mobile app Libby and began the process of