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Below you’ll find information about OverDrive’s products and services, new features available to our library and school partners and more.

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Public Libraries

Extend beyond the physical walls of your library by offering access to ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video and magazines. With Libby, our one-tap reading app, your patrons will be enjoying your OverDrive collection in no time. Service overview.

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Libby

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

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Libby is now integrated with your Sonos speakers, enabling you to enjoy all your borrowed audiobooks without the need for headphones or Bluetooth.

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New Features

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

Our award-winning student reading app Sora enables students to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from their public library’s digital collection in addition to the ones from their school library. With Sora, kids can add their public library for instant access to thousands of age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks, for both classroom learning and recreational reading. Students not only read more, it also means new users and more checkouts for public libraries’ digital collections.

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The Multilingual Interface allows your OverDrive-powered website to be viewed in up to 20 languages, improving the accessibility of your digital collection for all users. Additionally, 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

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OverDrive partners can serve their entire communities with an unrivaled catalog of ebook, audiobook and streaming video titles in 100+ languages. Download PDF

Enjoy popular magazines in Libby or your browser. New magazines that were added earlier this year include The Economist, The New Yorker, Wired, Rolling Stone, Allure, and more.

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Service Enhancements

Need some ways to increase awareness, engagement and usage of your digital collection? Check these tools out!

Connect more patrons with more books with these no-cost ebook and audiobook offerings, intended to help support public libraries striving to meet the needs of patrons during challenging times. Learn more

Hosting a city-wide book club? OverDrive offers flexible access models in the digital format to support community reads. Learn more.

Give patrons more control over hold management with the option to “deliver later” once a hold is available or to suspend holds before a title is ready to borrow. Learn more

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

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

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K-12 Schools

OverDrive 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. Service overview.

Sora, the student reading app, is the quickest and easiest way for K-12 students to read ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. What 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. Learn more

New Features

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

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. Learn more

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

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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. Learn more about our accessibility features and screen reader support.

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. Learn more

Service Enhancements

Need some ways to increase awareness, engagement and usage of your digital collection? Check these tools out!

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Watch presentations and 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.

Libby Overview

Have you met Libby? Take a bird’s eye view of signing in, borrowing titles, customizing the app, and accessing special features. Great as an overview for yourself or to share with staff and patrons!
Instant Digital Card
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Bring new users to your library in just 30 seconds with Instant Digital Card.

Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace
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Learn how to use Marketplace, our online shopping and administrative portal.

Curating Collections for Your Library
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How to create and publish curated and automated collections for your digital library.

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