If you’re a BlackBerry user, you can now wirelessly download audiobooks from your library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. Today, we released the public beta version of our BlackBerry audiobook app, which enables users to download MP3 audiobooks directly to their BlackBerry smartphone. The app joins the previously released versions for Windows Mobile and Android.

The beta version of OverDrive’s audiobook app for BlackBerry is exclusively available on the OverDrive Media Console page on Once the full release is availlable, you and your patrons will be able to find it in BlackBerry App World. If you should receive support questions while the BlackBerry app is in beta, please send them along to our Support Team at

In addition to the audiobook apps that are now available, digital book apps for iPhone are planned in the near future. Stay tuned to the Digital Library Blog for more information on enhancements to the mobile user experience.

9 Responses to “BlackBerry audiobook app now available”

  1. Dianna Morganti

    I have three users (friends who have Blackberries, all different blackberries too) and they’re all getting the same error message upon trying to play an mp3 from Overdrive: "unable to retrieve license". Any ideas?

  2. paul cushing

    I’m getting the same message “unable to retrieve license” whenever I try to download a book to my blackberry

    • Brianne Carlon

      Hi Paul, sorry for the inconvenience. I have sent your query to our support team and they will reach out to you shortly. -Brianne

  3. Barbara Rosendahl

    I’m getting the same message. Could you advise pls?

    • Michael Lovett

      Hi Barbara- Try following the instructions in this Help article. If that doesn’t solve your problem, you can contact support via your library’s “Help” link. Best, Mike

  4. Bruce

    I need an application to PLAY audiobooks on my blackberry…One that will bookmard where I stop and allow me to return and continue where I stopped…Is one available??? I currently have to write down where I stop and hope I can find it again…