This morning, we announced the exciting news that one of the world’s leading publishers, Hachette Book Group, will make its entire digital catalog of more than 5,000 eBooks available to libraries and schools via OverDrive.  Beginning May 8, loyal readers at OverDrive-powered libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada will have access to popular and award-winning authors such as David Baldacci, Sara Zarr, Sandra Brown, James Patterson, David Sedaris and Kate Atkinson.


Hachette eBooks will follow the one-copy/one-user lending model, and there will be no checkout or term limits for the titles on the OverDrive platform.  Standalone library systems and members of consortia that have an OverDrive Advantage account are eligible to add Hachette eBook titles to their collections.  U.S. miliary libraries, as well as schools and colleges in the U.S. and Canada, are also eligible.


Welcome Hachette!  See full press release here.

6 Responses to “Hachette eBooks to be available May 8”

  1. Barbara Scott

    This is great news but it appears that the catalogue will not be available to UK Libraries. Is there a possibility that it will be in the near future?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Barbara, OverDrive continues to advocate for our library partners. We are confident that after initial success these titles will be expanded to additional geographic locations. Thanks,

  2. Tim Cole

    Are there OverDrive talks with Penguin about the latter coming back? If the NYPL experiment goes well for Simon & Schuster, is there a chance that their titles could be available in OverDrive soon? Thanks.

    • Melissa Marin

      Hi Tim, we are in continued discussions with both Penguin and Simon & Schuster. While we don’t currently have news to share, we hope to provide additional information in the future.
      Thanks, Melissa

  3. Sarah

    Will Hachette books be available to consortium libraries that do not have an Advantage account?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Sarah, At this time the Hachette titles will only be available as stated in the blog post. If these terms change we will be sure to provide the updated information. Cheers, Adam