Celebrating Black History Month

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Black History Month has been observed in the U.S. and Canada every February since 1976. In honor of Black History Month, we created a suggested titles list that spotlights some great African-American literature. When you click the link below, it will show up as a Marketplace search result and you’ll be able to easily add them… Read more »

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s most honest role

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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on February 2 shocked and saddened millions of fans, colleagues, friends and family. People around the world are remembering him through his works, reciting their favorite characters he played and movies in which he starred. One film, however, showcases Philip Seymour Hoffman in a different way than others: as… Read more »

HP Slate 7 Extreme review

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What makes it unique? In November, NVIDIA did a really interesting thing. With the help of EVGA, they launched a seven inch Android tablet. What makes that interesting, you ask?  NVIDA, who is known for making video cards and mobile processors, is sticking to the same business model they use in the world of desktop… Read more »

Podcast: Collection Highlights for Corporate Libraries

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  Calling all corporate libraries! A special corporate edition of our monthly collection highlights podcast is now available on OverDrive’s Learning Center. Join us as we highlight some of the excellent corporate-friendly content that’s currently available for you to sample and purchase in OverDrive Marketplace, with a focus on topics like business, finance, stress management,… Read more »

Great news for UK: HarperCollins Ltd. now available!

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We are excited to announce the availability of more than 5,000 titles from HarperCollins Ltd. for our U.K. customers, including public, school, and university libraries. HarperCollins is one of the world’s best known publishers, and OverDrive has been working hard on making their titles available to all of our customers. The terms for the titles… Read more »

Meet Sir Cumference

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It’s a well-known fact that very few children’s books cover the basics of coordinate geometry. But the U.S. Common Core Standards require fifth-graders to be able to graph points on the coordinate plane to solve problems. Just what can a conscientious librarian do to help solve that problem? Introducing the Sir Cumference series of adventures… Read more »