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Happy Read Across America Day!

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Today is March 2nd and we’re delighted to say Happy Read Across America Day! We’re hoping you’ll celebrate and perhaps just let loose As we celebrate the birthday Of the great Dr. Seuss! As we’ve mentioned before we have Seuss eBooks of all kinds To add to your collection and help sharpen some minds! We hope… Read more »

An update on OverDrive and Kindle eBooks

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Earlier this week, we became aware that a number of eBooks added to our catalog this year were lacking the Kindle format.  This has now been resolved, and the Kindle format of the affected titles is now available in OverDrive’s Marketplace.  All U.S. libraries’ digital collections will be automatically refreshed with the Kindle format for… Read more »

Big Library Read is back!

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We’re excited to announce the return of the Big Library Read, our global digital book club where millions of people from around the world have the ability to read the same eBook at the same time. This time around, OverDrive users will be able to read Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with… Read more »

Celebrate Presidents’ Day

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Presidents’ Day is a chance for all of us to learn a bit more about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other American executives (and for some people, an occasion for a three-day weekend!). Don’t spend your Monday off doing nothing, head to OverDrive to check out some of these books on the presidency that have… Read more »

Collection Highlights: Sweet Sales

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Want an insider’s take on some of the biggest sales going on in OverDrive Marketplace this February and March? Click Start Prezi above for a quick look at four can’t-miss sales, complete with details, dates, and our own personal picks from each promotion. Get inspired by deals that celebrate Chinese New Year, romance, independent publishers,… Read more »

You can add Teacher’s Notebook materials to your Marketplace cart

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One of the best ways to get your faculty excited about your digital library is to ask your teachers what titles they’d like for their classes. Having your teachers (and students) assist in collection development is a surefire way to increase usage and promotion of your collection. But did you know that in addition to… Read more »

Stop the presses! OverDrive now offers popular magazines and newspapers

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We are excited to announce that we, along with Barnes & Noble NOOK®, now offer more than 1,000 popular magazines and newspapers for digital lending through our library partners in the U.S. The collection includes the best coverage of the top 200 circulating U.S. magazines such as Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, The New Yorker,… Read more »

To Kill a Mockingbird Read-Alikes

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Here at OverDrive, we’re fangirling hard over the announcement of a sequel to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. We’re guessing that you and your library patrons are, too. Seriously, who isn’t?! Sadly, July 14th (the sequel’s expected date) is still months away. To help tide you over until then, our staff librarians have curated… Read more »

You can’t spell Chromebook without eBook: OverDrive and Chromebook

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With the increasing popularity of Chromebooks, especially in schools, we have seen a bump in interest from Chromebook owners about the best way to enjoy OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks on their device – and we’re here to help! If you are just getting started or need assistance with OverDrive on your Chromebook, there are OverDrive… Read more »