help with the royal national institute of the blind and overdrive, just joined, have queries

iOS and iPadOS

Hi all,i have just joined the rnib overdrive library. i am using 3,51 version of the app which i hear fixes a lot of issues for voiceover, but i have some questions. firstly, when i hit borrow on a book, the instructions say i need to go as it were, to the bookkshelf containing the queue of books i wish to borrow, and tapping on one will download it. it then will appear, in the "bookshelf" area of the main menu in overdrive. however, i can't under account as instructed, find the bookshelf containing the titles i wish to download that are borrowed as it were, but not officially started if that makes sense. when i find the book in the check-outs section of overdrive and click add to app, nothing happening. what am i doing wrong?i just théd that 2 bookshelves were present; one for the 6 titles i have ready and queued up ready to be downloaded, and one in the app for the titles that are ready to play. i run ios 9,2.Can anyone help? or, am I following the rnib official instructions incorrectly?



Submitted by alex wallis on Monday, February 15, 2016

Having installed the latest version I must say it has improved quite a bit, lots of the unlabeled buttons have gone.
however navigation still feels clunky and not easy, you can really tell rnib are trying to do there library on the cheep by jumping on to a mainstream app, I am glad this didn't cost me £50 to get.

I can't even figure out searching, I can get into the rnib library, but there doesn't appear to be a way to search by keyword or author name, or am I missing something.
to be honest I have so many alternative sources available for books, I am not sure if this will be staying on my device. but I am curious to know if there is a way to search by key word or author name.
I do think the rnib would have been better creating a dedicated app like the US did with bard mobile.all I seem to see are the category lists and I don't want to navigate by category.

Submitted by Will on Monday, February 15, 2016

Alex, you right. as this is frea" and i have the usb sticks may just stay with that. in the search box at the top of the library page, you can type an author or title but how do you find your borrowed titles to download them?

Submitted by alex wallis on Monday, February 15, 2016

I don't know about borrowed titles I haven't borrowed anything yet, I am not actually seeing a proper search box, I see the word search but no edit field on the page for searching. I guess the library must be struggling to get new members and that's why they have gone free. I never bothered with the usb sticks. and now I won't use cds, as I object that each disk is one use only and after it gets returned even if its a perfectly good disk it gets crushed up and used as road fill, even if its disposed of responsibly its ridiculous that each customer disk for a title is one use only, so wasteful.