We have completely renovated our eBook lending platform for schools. Coming this fall to desktop computers, with mobile devices soon to follow, the new user interface will engage students with a crisp, colorful design that incorporates familiar elements of school life. Students will enjoy simplified browsing and checkout processes as well as unrivaled device compatibility. With OverDrive, students can access eBooks and audiobooks on devices they already use—including iPads, Kindles (U.S. only), and smartphones—with 24/7 access to your school’s digital collection.
In addition to offering a streamlined experience, the new platform will encourage students to further explore their reading interests. When students check out a title, they’ll see suggestions for similar eBooks and audiobooks relating to the author or genre selected. The interface is customizable with your school’s name, and students will discover fun features like the ability to personalize background colors. From our Content Reserve collection development portal, you can stock your virtual shelves with eBooks and audiobooks from our growing catalog of more than 300,000 age-appropriate titles, including everything from required reading, nonfiction and classics to popular fiction like “The Hunger Games,” foreign language titles, and the entire Harry Potter series—an OverDrive exclusive.
Our new platform for schools is just one of several state-of-the-art technologies currently in development at OverDrive, the leading provider of eBooks and audiobooks to schools around the world. Stay tuned for more advances in school eBooks.
Adam Sockel is a Marketing & Outreach Specialist at OverDrive.