No Library Card? No Problem: bring new users in with Libby

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For several months, libraries around the United States have been piloting OverDrive’s instant access “Get a Library Card” feature through our award-winning reading app Libby. By adding this powerful engagement tool to your OverDrive services, you’re providing potential users instant access to a library card and the eBooks and audiobooks in your digital collection. Offering… Read more »

Beyond the bestsellers: Capitalizing on the Holiday Spectacular Sale

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By: Ryan Chamberlain, OverDrive Publisher Account Specialist Merry mid-December. It’s that time of year again, the time when everyone’s merry’d you with just about every possible holiday. You’ve been wished, impossibly, a happy Black Friday, been spammed with decks of ‘gift cards’ for the full week of Cyber Monday. You’ve skirted lines leading to signs… Read more »

Creating eReading Rooms for your library community

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Last month, we shared the news that the National Library Board of Singapore (NLB) has launched the first-ever Digital Business Library as a part of their OverDrive-powered website. NLB’s using this aspect of their collection to bring new users from their community to the library. This is an exciting direction to take our eReading Room capabilities, but… Read more »

How Wellington City Libraries are connecting with readers through smartphone wallpapers

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Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with the convenience and accessibility of eBooks and digital audiobooks available through their library. When you have 24/7 access to books on your devices, you discover all the moments in your life you can spend reading now that all you need to do is take… Read more »

How Google and OverDrive are connecting readers to e-Books from your local library

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You may have noticed some exciting news reported recently by the likes of Slate, Engadget, The Verge, Library Journal and several other news publications regarding OverDrive and Google. For the first time, readers in the U.S. searching for a book on Google are discovering that their local library may offer the eBook to borrow. OverDrive is… Read more »

National Library Board of Singapore launches the first-ever Digital Business Library

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The National Library Board of Singapore (NLB) has long been a pioneer in digital library lending, offering a robust collection of 130,000+ titles while also taking a unique approach to marketing their service to new users. This trend has continued with the launch of the first-ever Digital Business Library, now available on their OverDrive-powered digital collection. For several years,… Read more »

12 tips for getting the most out of Libby

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist Readers around the world have fallen in love with our new app Libby. The new interface, simple one-tap experience and all-in-one shelf have made finding your next great read easier and faster than ever. Libby is designed to enable our developers to continuously improve existing features and add new… Read more »