OverDrive Developers


OverDrive is creating a suite of APIs that allow third-party applications to connect to and interact with the OverDrive digital media database. The following APIs are currently available to approved users. Additional APIs will be added to this page as they are released.

Apply for access to OverDrive APIs.


Perform a checkout or get checkout status information about a title or titles.


Use this API to place and remove holds on specific titles.

Library Account

Retrieve a link for all products in a library collection, along with general information about the account.

Magazine Issues

Retrieve a list of issues for a specified magazine.

Patron Information

Get user-specific information on a single user.


Retrieve a list of relevant and matching titles for a specified query.


Retrieve detailed metadata for a specified title.

availability v2

This page documents the new availability endpoint (v2) and its changes.