Libraries surpass 196 million checkouts on OverDrive in 2016

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2016 turned out to be another record setting year as nearly 200 million eBooks and audiobooks were borrowed from OverDrive-powered library digital collections. This was an increase of 21% over a previously record high in 2015. These impressive numbers are the result of several key factors including the continued marketing and promotional efforts of our… Read more »

OverDrive tools help library partners find success in 2016

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In the coming days, we’ll be providing full statistics from another record breaking year in digital library lending. Readers continue to discover the convenience of 24/7 access to their library through OverDrive and circulation numbers have exploded once again because of this. More library systems than ever before surpassed one million checkouts on OverDrive in… Read more »

The 10 most popular OverDrive blog articles from 2016

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In 2017, OverDrive will be bringing our library partners exciting innovations in the digital reading space and we look forward to continuing to spread the #LibraryLove with readers all around the world. As always, you can expect frequent updates on our blog page about new products and features as well as events like Big Library… Read more »

New Year, New You, New OverDrive

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The ball has dropped and the calendar has, once again, turned over as we welcome in a new year. People all around the world will begin their “New Year’s Resolutions” this week and one of the more popular one is to “read more books.” The recent updates to your new OverDrive experience are designed to… Read more »

The OverDrive Collection Development Elves’ Most Requested End of the Year Lists

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By: Annie Suhy, Collection Development Analyst. Consumers aren’t the only ones swiping their credit cards this holiday season. As librarians, you’re shopping too, but instead of Hatchimals and LED TVs, it’s books. You’re loading up on digital content in preparation for the holiday rush, which descends upon the library just after the Christmas holiday. Happy… Read more »

Introducing the new OverDrive Marketplace Help website

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Just in time for the busiest season of the year, OverDrive is excited to present our new OverDrive Marketplace Help website! This new, innovative website is an interactive, dynamic revamp of our Marketplace User Guide and is sure to make finding answers to your questions a breeze. Use Marketplace help to find detailed articles that… Read more »