Featured Blog Post

Join the first ever #ODchat – Jan. 28th

Posted by & filed under Events, Library.

On Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 8 p.m. (EST), OverDrive will host the first ever #ODchat on Twitter for our partners and users. To join the chat, simply log onto Twitter and follow the conversation using the hashtag #ODchat. This monthly event is designed to enable users to interact with each other, provide feedback to team… Read more »

MGM and Warner Bros. gems

Posted by & filed under Collection Development, Library, Lists.

  If your library hasn’t started using a Cost Per Circ (CPC) plan, what are you waiting for? CPC plans give patrons simultaneous access to hundreds of fantastic streaming videos from Warner Bros. and MGM. Here is just a small sample of the great titles available via CPC: MGM titles Casino Royale (NR) – A… Read more »

CES 2015: Connecting all of the things

Posted by & filed under Events, In the News, Library.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 really expended the “internet of things.” In essence, that’s just a fun way to say that all sorts of every-day things (from light-bulbs to thermostats) are getting connected to your home network. I think it’s pretty sweet, because, in a lot of ways, connecting new “things” to the internet can… Read more »

Children’s eBook sales surge in 2014 in public libraries and schools through OverDrive

Posted by & filed under Collection Development, In the News, Library, Schools.

Library spending on children’s, juvenile, and young adult eBooks in 2014 grew by 48% over 2013. Helping drive this dramatic growth was OverDrive’s 2014 launch of narrated eBooks and highly-illustrated best-selling children’s titles using open industry-standard EPUB3 and OverDrive Read. These popular children’s eBook titles are compatible with any device connected to a web browser,… Read more »

Multilingual resources for your digital library

Posted by & filed under Collection Development, Library, Promotional Ideas, Service News.

Did you know that it is free and easy to offer a multilingual interface for your OverDrive collection? Connect with new users who prefer to browse and read in their native language or help those learning a foreign language get hands-on experience with site translations at no additional cost for your library. Languages currently available… Read more »

Pioneer Library System combines innovative ways to access physical and digital content

Posted by & filed under Librarians Share, Library, Promotional Ideas.

The Pioneer Library System (PLS) in Central Oklahoma made headlines when it became the first library in North America to install the EnvisionWare 24-Hour Library, an automated outdoor kiosk that dispenses books, audiobooks and DVDs to patrons at any time. True to their innovative spirit, the PLS staff wasn’t satisfied with providing their community with… Read more »