Changes to OverDrive App and website

Oct 02, 2020

Information from Marigold Library System:

There is important news from OverDrive regarding the OverDrive app (NOT Libby) and tablets using outdated operating systems:

On October 30, 2020, OverDrive is making necessary security upgrades to protect the privacy of user data. These updates mean certain devices with older operating systems will lose access to the OverDrive app and OverDrive websites.

If you see a message about losing access to the digital library after October 30, your device is affected by this change.

How can I keep accessing the digital library on my device?


If possible, update your operating system to at least Android 5 (see Google's steps for updating your Android version) or iOS 5 (see Apple's steps for updating your iOS version). Please note that when you update your operating system, there's always a risk of losing access to other apps that may not be available for newer operating system versions.

Note: If your device uses a different operating system (other than Android or iOS), check the device settings or contact the manufacturer to see if a system update is available.

If you can't update your device's operating system, the OverDrive app and OverDrive websites will no longer work on that device after October 30.

However, if your device is an early Kindle Fire or other ereader, you'll still be able to read library ebooks that are delivered or transferred to it from a supported device.


If you see the message about losing digital library access on a Windows 7 computer, you may need to install Windows updates and/or update your browser to the latest version to continue using OverDrive on that computer after October 30.


Note that it is preferable to switch to the Libby App rather than continuing to use the old OverDrive App.

You can visit the OverDrive Help page for more information: