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No option to download ebook

I have checked out an eBook and my only option is to read it in the browser. I have no option to download the book or add to app. I can only read the book in the browser which requires an Internet connection. This sort of defeats the purpose of an eBook. I have installed the Overdrive app on my iPad and I checked out the book from within the app. The title I've checked out is The Lightning Thief and my operating system is iOS 9.3.3. Thanks!
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016  |  20 Views
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Thanks for asking! You've run into an unusual case, here, so bear with my explanation. Most titles in our ebook collection are available in the broadly accessible triad of EPUB ebooks (native for the Overdrive App), Kindle Books, and Overdrive Read (browser-based.) There are a small number of titles, though, that are only licensed in more limited formats. Most often folks will run into some older educational books that are only available in a legacy PDF format, but there are also a few graphic novels that are only available in the browser-based Overdrive Read format. It just so happens that this Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel is one of them. 

So, inconvenient though it is, your app is working correctly - the ebook you've checked out just happens to only be available in the Overdrive Read format. If you weren't necessarily looking for the graphic novel, try this version which should be available in the EPUB format and better suited to download in your Overdrive app. (Take a look at the "available formats" box in the catalog entry to see the difference between the two titles, though that's not something that I would expect anyone to notice during routine browsing.) 

Thanks for asking, and thanks for using AskOPL! 

Answered by Mark SorensenBookmark and Share

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