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For Public Libraries

Extend beyond the physical walls of your library by offering access to ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video and magazines.

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With the Libby app, your patrons will be enjoying your OverDrive collection in no time.

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Multilingual Interface

Libby’s user interface now supports 10 languages. Your patrons can browse collections, search for specific titles, get help and more in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French (Canada)
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Swedish

Smart Tags

  • Notify Me smart tags allow users to be notified when new issues of a magazine are available
  • Libby will now automatically create smart tags for borrowed and sampled titles
  • Libby tags now automatically sync across devices

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Wish List Sync

Based on popular request, Libby now supports wish list syncing with the OverDrive app and your library’s OverDrive website. Users with OverDrive wish lists will be prompted in Libby to sync their wish list titles into a single tag.

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Exporting Reading Data & Sharing Titles

Title sharing
Users can share titles with friends while spreading awareness of your library’s digital collection.

Export reading data
Users can export their reading data, including titles in a specific tag, activity timeline, bookmarks, and notes and highlights

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New Features

Explore these new capabilities built into our apps to improve the reading experience.

Public Library CONNECT

Boost circulation of juvenile and young adult titles and help every K-12 student in your community read more by extending your digital collection through Public Library CONNECT.

  • All students need is the free Sora K-12 reading app
  • Titles are borrowed using school credentials, supplementing existing library cards
  • No cost or ILS integration for your library

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Magazines

ZINIO magazines are now available for purchase in Marketplace! Readers can access these titles in Libby alongside your library’s ebooks and audiobooks.

  • Over 3,000* popular magazines available
  • Pay a set price based on service population and receive all magazines currently available
  • Any new magazines will be automatically added to your collection
  • Unlimited simultaneous use with no circulation caps

*Title availability may vary based on geographic region

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Databases & Streaming Media Services

Engage your community with a new category of content that entertains, educates and provides unique digital experiences. Users will be able to discover and access these new databases and streaming media services through the Libby app (under Extras) alongside the ebooks, audiobooks and magazines you currently offer.

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Service Enhancements

Need some ways to increase awareness, engagement & usage of your digital collection?

Community Read Collections

To continue connecting more users with more ebooks and audiobooks, libraries are encouraged to take advantage of our growing list of no-cost simultaneous-use collections.

  • Spanish-language titles for young readers
  • Own Voices & Diversity Books for Students
  • Social & Emotional Learning Collection
  • Kids & Teens bundle of 100+ sim use fiction and nonfiction titles
  • Adult bundle of 175+ sim use fiction and nonfiction titles

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Lucky Day

Provide instant gratification by allowing patrons to “skip the line” for top titles.

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Instant Digital Card

Give readers access to your OverDrive collection in just 30 seconds using their mobile phone number.

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Enter our sweepstakes to win an iPad!

Simply select the trade show you’re coming from, then click the “Enter Sweepstakes” button to begin your entry!

What event are you coming from?

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Watch Presentations & Download Slide Decks

Whether you’re new to OverDrive or looking to brush up on the basics, we offer free training tools to help you get the most out of your digital collection. Below, you’ll find a selection of some of our most popular presentations and webinars. Watch all

LIBBY OVERVIEW
Libby Overview

Bird’s eye overview great for yourself or to share with staff and patrons!

Watch

Instant Digital Card
Instant Digital Card

Bring new users to your library in just 30 seconds with Instant Digital Card.

Watch

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Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace

Learn how to use Marketplace, our online shopping and administrative portal.

Watch Download PDF

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Databases & Streaming Media Services

How to discover and access additional resources across the web through Libby.

Watch Download PDF

Promotional Swag

Distribute, print or share these resources digitally to get the word out about your OverDrive collection! Want more? Visit the Resource Center for tons of free marketing & programming resources.

Get the word out about your digital collection with these social media graphics. Don’t forget to tag us!

Social Media Graphic

Public Library

Never Alone

Includes a 6×4 web graphic

Never Alone social media graphic

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Social Media Graphic

Public Library

What are you reading this fall

Includes a 1080×1080 web graphic

What are you reading this fall social media graphic

Download

These are perfect for your bulletin board, story time, or social media post.

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Public Library

Audiobooks Are Not Cheating Postcard

Includes 1 4×6 Postcard

Audiobooks Are Not Cheating Postcard

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postcard

Public Library

Go away, I’m reading Postcard

Includes 1 4×6 Postcard

Go away, I’m reading Postcard

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postcard

Public Library

I’d rather be reading Postcard

Includes 1 4×6 Postcard

I’d rather be reading Postcard

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Flyer

Public Library

Go Exploring Together

Includes 1 Half-Sheet PDF (2UP)

Go Exploring Together graphic

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Flyer

Public Library

24HrEbooks

Stick these in your curbside pick-up items to remind patrons about your digital collection!

24 Hr Ebooks Flyer preview

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Public Library

Libby BINGO

Encourage users to complete this fun reading challenge! Raise the stakes with a prize drawing for getting BINGO!

Libby BINGO

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Public Library

Ebooks on Tap

What could be better than books and brews? Help patrons discover their next great read based on their favorite beverage using our flowchart flyer.

Ebooks on Tap

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Stay connected with us

Follow us on social media and our blog.

Interested in partnering with OverDrive to reach more readers?

Contact us today to get started!

For K-12 Schools

OverDrive Education offers millions of ebook, audiobook and streaming video titles from thousands of publishers with flexible usage models for every budget. Sora, the student reading app, connects more students with more books and positively impacts their learning.

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Open a world of reading with Sora, the student reading app.

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Discover Sora

Sora, the student reading app, is the quickest and easiest way for K-12 students to read ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Want to give it a try? Sign up for a demo today. Every new Sora platform gets a no-cost collection of hundreds of premium simultaneous-use titles to start you off. From there you can customize your school’s digital library with additional purchased titles to support your curriculum and independent reading goals.

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New Features

Explore these new capabilities built into Sora to improve the reading experience.

Public Library CONNECT

With the Sora student reading app’s Public Library CONNECT feature, kids can access age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks from the local public library in addition to their school’s digital collection. The result of this game-changing integration? Students read more.

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Accessibility Features

Sora offers dyslexic font and high contrast settings throughout the app’s interface and in individual ebooks. Dyslexic fonts can help alleviate some symptoms of dyslexia, like the turning and swapping of letters. For those with low vision, high contrast options can improve readability and app navigation.

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Multilingual Interface

Sora’s user interface now supports 10 languages. Students can browse collections, search for specific titles, get help and more in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Swedish

Learn more

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Classroom Features

Did you know that students can make notes & highlights and export them from Sora to study? What about the ability to track their reading process and earn achievements (now 30 badges total)? These are just a few of the key features to help integrate Sora into your classroom curriculum.

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Service Enhancements

Need some ways to increase awareness, engagement and usage of your digital collection?

Various Lending Models & Freebies

We offer several lending models, free content packages, and additional resources to support the use of Sora in your classroom curriculum alongside independent reading. Learn more about how to get the best collection for your budget and integrate Sora into your (virtual or physical) classroom curriculum.

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Integration Options

Ensure that students and faculty can seamlessly access Sora and your OverDrive titles through your other educational systems. Additionally, by enabling rostering, your school can easily assign titles to entire classes of students through OverDrive Marketplace.

Learn more

Enter our sweepstakes to win an iPad!

Simply select the trade show you’re coming from, then click the “Enter Sweepstakes” button to begin your entry!

What event are you coming from?

OverDrive Webinar graphic

Watch Presentations & Download Slide Decks

Whether you’re new to OverDrive or looking to brush up on the basics, we offer free training tools to help you get the most out of your digital collection. Below, you’ll find a selection of some of our most popular presentations and webinars. Watch all

LIBBY OVERVIEW
Sora Overview

Bird’s eye overview great for yourself or to share with students, staff, and parents!

Watch

OverDrive Read Alongs
Read-Alongs

Explore ideas for using read-along titles with your students and in your curriculum.

Watch Download PDF

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Definitions, Highlights, and Notes

Discover how to use key Sora features to expand student vocabulary and increase text interaction.

Watch Download PDF

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Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace

Learn how to use Marketplace, our online shopping and administrative portal.

Watch Download PDF

Promotional Swag

Print, distribute, or digitally share any of these resources to promote Sora in your school community! Want more? Visit the Resource Center for tons of free marketing resources & activities.

Get the word out about your digital collection with these social media graphics. Don’t forget to tag us!

social media graphic

K-12

Never Alone

Includes a 6×4 web graphic

Never Alone social media graphic

Download

social media graphic

K-12

Books Journey

Includes a 6×4 web graphic

Books Journey graphic

Download

social media graphic

K-12

Back to School with Sora

Includes a 1080×1080 web graphic

Back to School with Sora

Download

Add these to your bulletin board, distribute them in class, share them on social media, or mail them to your students learning remotely.

postcard

K-12

Audiobooks Are Not Cheating Postcard

Includes 1 4×6 Postcard

Audiobooks Are Not Cheating Postcard

Download

postcard

K-12

Go away, I’m reading Postcard

Includes 1 4×6 Postcard

Go away, I'm reading Postcard

Download

postcard

K-12

Bookmarks are for quitters Postcard

Includes 1 4×6 Postcard

Bookmarks are for quitters Postcard

Download

Poster

K-12

Back to School Poster

Includes 1 Poster

Back to School Poster preview

Download

K-12

Sora Zoom Background

Minimize distractions and promote your digital collection with this cool Sora Zoom background!

Sora Zoom Background graphic

Download

K-12

Sora at Home BINGO

Have your students to complete this fun reading challenge! Entice them by offering a prize or raffle for those who get BINGO!

Sora at Home BINGO graphic

Download

Stay connected with us

Follow us on social media and our blog.

Interested in partnering with OverDrive to reach more readers?

Contact us today to get started!

For Corporate & Academic Libraries

OverDrive Professional is a new division created for corporate, academic and law libraries. From supporting college students in their remote learning to making professional development titles available to your employees, OverDrive Professional recognizes your organization’s unique reading needs and is here to help.

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Corporations & Businesses

Serve your employees’ skills, knowledge and performance with a digital library.

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For Colleges & Universities

Make your digital library available anytime or anywhere with the titles your faculty and students require from the top publishers you know and trust.

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For Law Firms & Legal Industries

Make legal research easier than ever! OverDrive works with LexisNexis to revolutionize your legal library.

Learn more

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LexisNexis

Enter our sweepstakes to win an iPad!

Simply select the trade show you’re coming from, then click the “Enter Sweepstakes” button to begin your entry!

What event are you coming from?

OverDrive Webinar graphic

Watch Presentations & Download Slide Decks

Whether you’re new to OverDrive or looking to brush up on the basics, we offer free training tools to help you get the most out of your digital collection. Below, you’ll find a selection of some of our most popular presentations and webinars. Watch all

LIBBY OVERVIEW
Libby Overview

Bird’s eye overview great for yourself or to share with staff and patrons!

Watch

Instant Digital Card
Instant Digital Card

Bring new users to your library in just 30 seconds with Instant Digital Card.

Watch

overdrive marketplace
Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace

Learn how to use Marketplace, our online shopping and administrative portal.

Watch Download PDF

curating collections
Curating Collections for Your Library

How to create and publish curated and automated collections for your digital library.

Watch Download PDF

Promotional Swag

Distribute, print or share these resources digitally to get the word out about your OverDrive collection! Want more? Visit the Resource Center for tons of free marketing & programming resources.

Get the word our about your digital collection with these social media graphics. Don’t forget to tag us!

Social Media Graphic

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Listen While You Work

Includes a 1080×1080 web graphic

Listen While You Work

Download

Social Media Graphic

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Listen While You Study

Includes a 1080×1080 web graphic

Listen While You Study

Download

Social Media Graphic

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Work Smarter, Not Harder With This

Includes a 1080×1080 web graphic

Work smarter, not harder with this

Download

Social Media Graphic

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Your Education Really Is The Job Of A Lifetime

Includes a 1080×1080 web graphic

Your Education Really Is The Job Of A Lifetime

Download

These are perfect for your bulletin board or social media post.

Promo Card

Corporate/Academic Librariesy

Libby Academic Promo Card

Includes 1 set of Business Cards (Front & Back)

Libby Academic PromoCard

Download

halfsheet

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Libby Academic Halfsheet

Includes 1 Halfsheet Flyer 2UP

Libby Academic Halfsheet

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halfsheet

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Libby Halfsheet

Includes 1 Halfsheet Flyer 2UP

-Libby Halfsheet

Download

poster

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Libby Poster

Includes an 11×17 Poster

Libby Poster

Download

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Diverse Reads Challenge

Encourage users to read more broadly this year by completing this fun reading challenge! Raise the stakes by offering a prize for each completed form.

Diverse Reads Challenge

Download

Corporate/Academic Libraries

Ebooks on Tap

What could be better than books and brews? Help users discover their next great read based on their favorite beverage using our flowchart flyer.

Ebooks on Tap

Download

Stay connected with us

Follow us on social media and our blog.

Interested in partnering with OverDrive to reach more readers?

Contact us today to get started!