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A world enlightened by reading

Steve Potash founded OverDrive in 1986. As the possibilities of the internet and digital books evolved through the 1990s, we refocused our mission. OverDrive launched our content distribution service in 2000, and since that time, our reach has rapidly expanded.

Account by account, we’ve established long-term, trusted relationships with partners around the world. Our global network of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers now spans more than 50 countries and includes one of the largest digital content catalogs in the world.

Through the years, we’ve tackled many challenges – learning from our successes, and, most importantly, from our partners. As we continue to reach for new goals, OverDrive’s vision, mission, core beliefs and values remind us who we are as a company and what we are striving for each day: A world enlightened by reading.


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OverDrive Labs

overdrive labsOverDrive Labs is the R&D unit at OverDrive. We study our users’ needs to develop new and improved cutting-edge products and services. Our team aids the company by analyzing trends in the industry and updating products to easily connect readers to their library and school. Our end goal is to produce high-quality, revolutionary products and software that are built to create reading happiness, worldwide.