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OverDrive

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OverDrive is a leading distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. The company hosts nearly two million premium titles from publishers such as Random House, HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Macmillan. OverDrive's online distribution services are used by more than 28,000 libraries, schools, and colleges worldwide.

MCLS Digital Libraries

MCLS Digital Libraries new-window-icon.png is a shared, growing collection of digital materials including downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. All content is available to patrons of our 24 participating libraries at ebooks.mcls.org new-window-icon.png. There, users may download OverDrive content either in-library or remotely. Materials are checked out for a limited period of time, downloaded to the patron's computer or digital media device, and automatically returned when the loan period expires.

Note: Membership in the MCLS Digital Libraries group is now closed to new participants.

Patron assistance

Patrons in need of assistance can visit the Help section new-window-icon.png for how-to videos, lists of supported devices, lending policies, and a patron-support form new-window-icon.png to get help from their home library.

OverDrive Marketplace

In OverDrive Marketplace new-window-icon.png (login required), participating libraries can view helpful statistics and reports, obtain training and marketing materials, and perform tasks like managing patrons' holds and sending requests to OverDrive's support desk.

Meetings

Participants in our MCLS Digital Libraries group meet in person twice a year to stay up-to-date on eBook trends and set collection development priorities. Meetings are held in April and August in MCLS' Lansing office.

Communication

Staff at our 24 OverDrive member organizations stay in touch and exchange tips and tricks via the MCLS Digital Libraries electronic mailing list. Contact Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org for list signup.