Sharjah Public Library Launches the United Arab Emirates first eBook Collection

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Sharjah Public Library, together with OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced today the launch of its digital library collection with a large catalog of eBooks and audiobooks. Sharjah is the first library in the United Arab Emirates to join the 38,000 libraries and schools worldwide in the OverDrive network. Their collection… Read more »

Have You Met Libby Yet? – Get Introduced During November’s Live Library Webcasts

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By: Courtney Sveda, OverDrive Training Specialist Libby is the newest one-tap reading app from OverDrive that has delighted readers with its ease of use and fun, interactive design. Libby is perfect for first time users looking to access your library’s digital collection or even those users looking for a new digital reading experience. Join us on… Read more »

BISAC headings make finding your next book easier than ever

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Libraries have been providing eBooks and digital audiobooks for years now, enabling readers to find their favorite books and authors instantly with a simple search. Type in the name of that book you’ve been waiting for and it’s on your screen in a flash. If you’re a little unsure of what exact book you want… 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 »