The eBook reader in OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8 employs an action bar that shows different functions depending on the contents of the main screen.

Today, we released OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8. The app enables users to enjoy EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks on computers and mobile devices running Microsoft’s newly released Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems.


The new OverDrive app takes full advantage of Windows 8’s sleek, richly integrated user interface. The eBook reader gives you the option to choose single or multi-column text and employs an “action bar” that shows different functions depending on the contents of the main screen. To access the action bar, tap or click the center of the screen. You’ll see options to add bookmarks, navigate to another section of the eBook, and more. The audiobook player combines playback controls, book details, and other information on a single, horizontally scrolling screen. As with other OMC apps, you can save the link to your library’s OverDrive catalog under “Get Books.”


The Windows 8 app is available for download in the Windows Store and also on our OMC page.


Need tech help running OMC for Windows 8? Want to access WMA and WMV files in Windows 8? Check out these Help articles. As always, you can contact support via the email link on your library’s Help pages.


Michael Lovett is Public Relations and Social Media Specialist at OverDrive.


5 Responses to “OverDrive Releases App for Windows 8”

  1. Anna Johnstone

    It would be even better if I could actually find my local library. As it is Medway Council Library is only available for my iPad.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Anna- All libraries who use OverDrive should be searchable on all devices (with the exception of Kindle being U.S. only)

  2. Stan

    I am unable to transfer my downloaded audio book from my windows 8 to my mp3 player. There is no recognition of the device or any transfer option. I have used the older version for VISTA and it worked like a charm. Any help will make my life bearable again.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Stan, If you click help > contact support we’ll be able to assist with this issue.