How OverDrive’s Instant Digital Card feature is instantly bringing thousands of new patrons to libraries #PLA2018

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When librarians visit Team OverDrive this week in Booth #829 at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia, they’ll see two words above our logo: Always. Innovating. Years of development and innovation led to Libby, our one-tap library app that provides reading happiness by connecting users to the books they want. We constantly work with… Read more »

Is there still time to Promote the Big Library Read? Totes Ma-Goats!

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The next Big Library Read is coming on April 2nd and we couldn’t be more excited for your patrons to read Flat Broke with Two Goats. Jennifer McGaha’s memoir about overcoming financial debt and creating a new life in a one-hundred-year-old cabin is both moving and hilarious. Jennifer is unflinchingly honest in her description of their experience but… Read more »

Calling all School Stars!

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By: Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist. If you haven’t heard, we are currently seeking creative minds to enter our School Stars promotion campaign. We want to hear how you promote OverDrive in your school. Maybe it’s through a fun and engaging bulletin board hanging outside your library in one or several of your classrooms? Maybe you are a social media savant… Read more »

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 “Instant Digital 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 your… 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 »