Download service for K-12 schools to be demonstrated at FETC


Orlando, FL – January 23, 2008 – The first-of-its-kind download service for K-12 schools, School Download Library (, will be showcased at the Florida Education Technology Conference, Jan. 23-25, 2008 (Booth #1044). Featuring recreational and curriculum-based eBook and audio book downloads, School Download Library is designed to improve language skills and motivate all readers — gifted, reluctant, and ESL — to read more.

School Download Library, powered by digital download service provider OverDrive (, helps K-12 schools encourage reading by taking advantage of the technology students use everyday. Through a branded website, School Download Library gives students 24/7 online access – for offline use – to audio book and eBook downloads that can enrich vocabulary, support reading comprehension, and create eager readers. Students can take the download titles with them anywhere on compatible mobile devices like MP3 players, Smartphones, and laptop computers.

The School Download Library core collection consists of more than 600 titles in all subjects, including popular favorites such as “Eragon,” “The Lovely Bones,” and “The Lord of the Rings.” Classic works from Aldous Huxley, Charles Dickens, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as study guides and foreign language learning titles, are also included. Most titles are ‘always available’ for simultaneous download, so they don’t require holds or waitlists. Digital eBooks and audio books are never damaged like a print book, and the loan expires automatically, meaning no late fees.

School Download Library is based on OverDrive’s popular download platform used around the globe. OverDrive powers download media catalogs at thousands of libraries worldwide, including institutions in New York, Singapore, Boston, and Toronto. The company also provides digital download distribution for hundreds of publishers like HarperCollins and Harlequin, delivers e-retail solutions to hundreds of college bookstores and other online retailers, and is a strategic partner to Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Inc., Mobipocket, and other leading technology firms.

School Download Library demonstrations will take place throughout FETC at OverDrive’s School Download Library booth (#1044). Educators can sign up for a free School Download Library trial, as well as enter a drawing to win an MP3 player.

For more information on how schools can motivate young readers with School Download Library, visit


About OverDrive, Inc.

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, schools, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.


David Burleigh

OverDrive, Inc.

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