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eBook Use Up 33% in 2014 in Libraries through OverDrive

  Via Overdrive Press Release --- Capitalizing on the latest advances in eBook technology and popular catalog availability, public libraries saw digital checkouts rise again to record levels in 2014. According to OverDrive (www.overdrive.com),...

Celebrate! Today is International Read an eBook Day!

Today has been set aside by libraries and OverDrive, "the country's largest provider of e-books to libraries; it handles e-books from 5,000 publishers," as the First Ever International Read an eBook Day! If you're...

OverDrive to Distro Warner Bros. Digital Video

Warner Bros. video is coming to a library near you. In an agreement between OverDrive and Warner Bros. library patrons will be able to use their library card to stream videos. From OverDrive's...

Libraries Reach 1-million Digital Check Outs

Digital content, whether ebooks, video, or audio have become very common in most libraries. With more publishers making their digital books available for check-outs, libraries are able to add books patrons want...

National Book Festival Featured First Digital Bookmobile

The world's first "Digital Bookmobile" was launched by Overdrive at this year's National Book Festival. This isn't your usual bookmobile. this one is a huge semi-truck, with every digital resource a library...

Digital Kiosks Coming Soon

A new system developed by OverDrive (library book/ebook distributors) will soon be coming to a library near you. Called the OverDrive Media Station, it is a touch screen kiosk that will help...

Hachette Books Now Available at Libraries

Hachette Books is the latest publishers to make their catalog available via Overdrive - the digital book distributor for libraries. Beginning May 8th, over 22,000 libraries will able to download eBooks from...

Macmillan Publishing Releasing Books to Libraries

Last year, Macmillian Publishing was opposing listing their ebook titles with libraries, particularly via OverDrive, the supplier to libraries. This week, the publishing giant has changed it's policy and has agreed to...
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