OverDrive helps Edmonton Public Library win with non-English language titles

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The Edmonton Public Library has more than doubled circulation of four of its largest non-English language eBook and audiobook collections since adopting OverDrive’s multilingual user interface last fall. With EPL’s OverDrive-powered website now discoverable in French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese, checkouts for titles in these languages surged by 120 percent in the five months after… Read more »

OverDrive adds bestselling Japanese eBooks for libraries and schools worldwide

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We are pleased to announce a strategic alliance with top Japanese publisher aggregator MediaDo. The alliance, called OverDrive Japan, will enable distribution of popular and bestselling Japanese content, including manga and adult fiction, through the OverDrive network of libraries and schools worldwide. In addition, the new venture extends the OverDrive platform and catalog of more… Read more »

OverDrive APIs deliver new opportunities for discovery and circulation through BiblioCommons

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The OverDrive APIs have been designed to help libraries increase discovery and circulation of their OverDrive Digital Catalog through as many outlets as possible. OverDrive APIs are currently being used by several partners, and libraries now have numerous opportunities to share their OverDrive Digital Catalog alongside all of their other materials and services. The OverDrive… Read more »

Scholastic adds 900 eBook titles to OverDrive Marketplace

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We’re excited to announce the addition of over 900 Scholastic titles to OverDrive Marketplace. These new titles include bestsellers like the Hunger Games, R.L. Stine’s classic Goosebumps series, the incredibly popular Rainbow Magic series by Daisy Meadows, the Chronicles of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo as well as a large selection from The… Read more »

Young readers rejoice! A place all their own.

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OverDrive is offering a safe environment for kids and teens within a digital platform through the creation of separate digital eReading Rooms, where juveniles and young adults can browse their library’s digital collection. The Kids’ and Teens’ eReading Rooms are customizable sections of your library’s OverDrive-powered website. Checkouts and holds are processed the same way… Read more »