Cost Per Circ

Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks and videos are now available in the Cost Per Circ (CPC) lending model in OverDrive Marketplace. You’ll find popular books from more than 30 publishers, including HarperCollins, Blackstone Audio, Baker Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio. Add these titles to your collection and only pay when they’re borrowed by a patron.

CPC titles can be borrowed simultaneously by an unlimited number of users until individual users reach their monthly CPC title limit or you hit your pre-determined monthly CPC budget. Libraries and schools can manage both their CPC monthly budgets and user title limits by format in Marketplace. You also have the ability to revoke individual or all CPC titles at any time.

Some of the titles you’ll find available in the CPC model include The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, classics by Agatha Christie, the Pete the Cat series by Kimberly and James Dean, the Seekers series by Erin Hunter, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1984 by George Orwell and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

CPC content is available for standalone libraries and schools, consortia and Advantage accounts. As with content under other lending models, each publisher defines the account type(s) to which their titles can be made available. Titles available in the CPC model are also available in other formats as well. If you have titles available in both the CPC and one copy/one user lending models, the one copy/one user lending model will circulate first.

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5 Responses to “Cost Per Circ lending model launches in OverDrive Marketplace”

  1. Lisa Gunter

    I would like more information about all subscription, fee, and lending costs to share with my supervisor. Thank you.

  2. Ebenezer Moses

    I wish to know more about CPC, as we are a secondary school we wish to get books appropriate to young students who are below 17 yrs of age.
    Would I be able to select these books from your list?
    Will the selected books display in our school overdrive platform and if a particular book is selected by a department for all the students in the class to read, will it be possible for simultaneous use? How long each book is allowed to be borrowed ?
    Please email me this information for me to proceed further.
    Thank you

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Ebenezer, You’ll want to check with your Account Specialist to answer these questions. Thanks!

  3. Eileen Chandler

    It would be great if this could be set up by title too. CLAMS example: Three Wishes by Lianne Moriarity has 8 holds on the audiobook. The audiobook costs $54 one copy/one use, $2.74 cpc. We own one shared copy for the entire Consortium.
    If one or our libraries (libary x) has 2 patrons waiting they could purchase that title x 2 in CPC and set a budget limit of 6.00 for that month for audiobooks. Then they would have to revoke the title when the holds are filled if they choose to do that. However if they could initially limit this to 2 CPC “copies” or checkouts for that specific title and format that would be even more helpful. Granular options would be good too.