Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019     Views: 98

OverDrive has announced that Mac users who upgrade to the newest macOS Catalina will no longer be able to download and transfer MP3 audiobooks from OverDrive.

On September 4, OverDrive prematurely took away the download option for MP3 audiobooks. They have apologized for this mistake and the inconvenience it has caused.  As a result, OverDrive is working as quickly as possible to restore the download option for MP3 audiobooks to users running macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.14 (Mojave) and hope to have this restored by October 2, 2019.
PLEASE note that downloads and transfers of MP3 audiobooks will not be available after users upgrade to macOS Catalina.
Read OverDrive’s statement about its decision and the technical reasons behind it.