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OverDrive library partners can transform any public PC into a self-service download kiosk with OverDrive Download Station software. Make it easy for your library customers to download and transfer best-selling audiobooks and music titles directly to compatible devices—inside your building.


Features & Benefits

  • Easy-to-use wizard guides users through the download and transfer process
  • Quickly tests for device compatibility with OverDrive WMA Audiobooks and WMA Music
  • Supports download and transfer of parts of titles
  • Self-service for users; limited staff involvement
  • Provides access to audio downloads for users who don’t have broadband service

OverDrive Download Station introduces customers to the service they can use on a personal computer or mobile device, anytime!


Convenient for Users

With OverDrive Download Station installed on one or more of your public PCs with Internet access, users can connect their compatible devices and download and transfer audio titles from your digital collection.

Using Download Station is easy! The OverDrive Download Station Wizard prompts the user to connect their device to the PC. Once the device is connected, the user may test their device for compatibility with OverDrive Audiobooks and Music before attempting to download and transfer titles. After the download and transfer is complete, the user can disconnect their device and enjoy OverDrive Audiobooks and Music anytime, anywhere.

OverDrive Download Station does not support the transfer of eBooks or OverDrive Video titles.


What’s Included

Your purchase of OverDrive Download Station software includes:

  • Software: OverDrive Download Station Software, One (1) year maintenance and warranty
  • Website: Customized ‘OverDrive Download Station Edition’ of your Digital Library or MIDAS website
  • Installation & Training: Installation support; Virtual, online training for staff; Documentation
  • Marketing Support: Assistance with customized promotional materials, web graphics, press releases, and more
  • Technical Support: Secondary support is provided as per your current support arrangement

System Requirements

In order to offer OverDrive Download Station software in conjunction with your existing website, your PCs need to meet the following specifications:

  • Hardware:
    • 500 MHz (or faster) processor
    • USB ports: 1 open USB port (minimum), 2 open USB ports (recommended)
    • Cables: 1 standard USB cable, 1 mini USB cable, 1 iPod® cable, 1 Zune® cable
  • Internet Connection:
    • Broadband Internet Connection: 256 Kbps (minimum), 1.5 or faster Mbps (recommended)
  • Note that OverDrive Download Station performance is based on the Internet bandwidth speed of the PC on which it is installed and the transfer rate of the user’s compatible device.
  • Software:
  • Additional Requirements for Transfer to Apple® Devices
    • iTunes® v9.1 (or newer) (download iTunes)
      Note that OverDrive Download Station is not able to transfer to iPhones®.
  • Additional Requirements for Transfer to Microsoft Zune®