Sailors, Navy personnel and families have global access to best-selling audiobooks, music & video


(Cleveland, OH – August 6, 2007) – Sailors, Marines, and Coasties can now download feature films, TV shows, documentaries and other movie titles as a result of the Navy General Library Program expanding its online digital media library. Less then two years after becoming the first U.S. military service to offer downloadable audio books and music to all of its personnel, the Navy is expanding their digital library, with downloadable video, signaling their innovativeness again as the first military service to do so.

This service is available through Navy Knowledge Online. The Navy’s digital library collection can be viewed at, but registered users must checkout and download audiobooks and video though

Since launching the service, users have downloaded tens of thousands of titles through the Navy General Library Program Downloadable Books, Music, & Video for listening and viewing on PCs and transfer to supported MP3 players and devices. Sailors and their families can check out and download titles anytime, anywhere using the platform and technology provided by OverDrive, a leading provider of digital media services. At the end of the 10 day lending period, the titles automatically expire and are returned to the Navy’s collection, so there are no late fees or lost or damaged items.

“This service has been a tremendous value to the Navy personnel serving our country,” stated Nellie Moffitt, Navy General Library Program Manager. “We are reaching sailors and their families around the world and providing them 24/7 access to an extensive collection of popular audio books, music, and now download video.”

Users can download audio books in virtually every subject, from best-selling authors like James Patterson and Michael Connelly, the world’s #1 best-seller “Da Vinci Code”, and language learning guides in more than 25 languages. In addition to 7,000 audio and music titles, the Navy now offers access to a diverse collection of more than 500 videos. Videos include IMAX movies like “The Living Sea” narrated by award-winning actors, HBO comedy specials, popular concert films from stars like Cher and James Brown, documentaries, film classics such as “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and “8 1/2”, and children’s titles. All videos and select audio books are “always available”, which means there is never a waiting list for popular titles.

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OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for downloading premium digital content. We deliver secure management, protection and download services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users. With a global catalog of premium digital titles – including current best sellers – of eBooks, audio books, music, video and (coming soon) games & interactive software presentable in a single platform, OverDrive offers the industry’s best selection as well as the option to manage, protect and download proprietary content.  Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.


Shannon Mangan

OverDrive, Inc.

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