Digital library supplier OverDrive has launched a free app enabling direct e-book downloads to iPads, as Penguin tops its downloaded books chart.
The OverDrive Media Console app enables library users to read e-books and digital audiobooks on their Apple device. There are more than 13,000 libraries signed up to the OverDrive scheme worldwide, but only 50 in the UK, including libraries in Croydon, Leeds and Derby.
The app allows users wireless access to their libraries' ePub e-book and MP3 audiobook catalogue without using a computer. The e-book and audiobook titles from the library automatically expire in the app, so users do not incur a late fee.