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 »

NaNoWriMo 2017: books on writing to procrastinate writing

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By: Sydney Kalnay, Training Specialist. If you read my last post for the OverDrive blogs, you’re going to think I am contradicting myself but…I despise November. I know I am not the only one; the dread of this month creeps up on you and suddenly, instead of romping about in crisp leaf piles with pink… 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 »

OverDrive’s “Instant Digital Card” brings thousands of new users to the library

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist  At Digipalooza this past August, we announced a pilot program called Instant Digital Card (IDC). This innovative service is the fastest and easiest way to a library card. Readers can sign up for a library card and begin borrowing digital content from their local library in under 30 seconds… Read more »

Books for our favorite 5 fall days and moods

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By: Sydney Kalnay, Training Specialist. It’s not a secret to anyone who knows me that fall is my favorite season. It’s ironic that I live where fall exists only in a finite, miniscule window between SPF 9,000 and shoveling for dear life so I have to pack as much leaf crunching, apple spicing, and light… Read more »