OverDrive helping libraries and schools meet unprecedented demand for eBooks


Cleveland – September 13, 2012 – This month, millions of students and library patrons are returning to school and work, powering a new surge in eBook reading. To help libraries and schools meet this demand, OverDrive—the leading distributor of eBooks and other digital media to 19,000 libraries and schools worldwide—has set live more than 40,000 newly available eBook and audiobook titles in the past month. New publisher partnerships have helped OverDrive add thousands of popular and niche titles to its industry-leading catalog, which currently holds more than 800,000 in-copyright titles.

To add titles to OverDrive-powered library and school collections, selectors can visit www.contentreserve.com, where they’ll find pre-selected lists and other useful collection development tools. Many of these titles are available for less than $10, with many others under $20.

New School & Children’s eBook & Audiobook Collections for Libraries and Schools

Fall catalogs now available from:


Other Notable New eBook & Audiobook Collections for U.S. Libraries and Schools

  • University of Texas Press (http://www.utexas.edu/utpress): Produces scholarly works as well as general interest content, focusing on the history, culture, arts and natural history of Texas
  • Louisiana State University Press (http://www.lsu.edu): With four Pulitzer Prizes, leading scholarly press continues to garner national and international accolades.
  • University Press of Kentucky (http://www.kentuckypress.com): Publishes scholarly works in a variety of academic fields as well as general interest books concerning the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South and Appalachia
  • Dreamscape Audio (http://www.dreamscapeab.com)
  • Macmillan Audio (http://us.macmillan.com/Audio.aspx)
  • Author Solutions (http://www.authorsolutions.com/): Newly added; offers large catalog from independent authors in English and Spanish languages


New eBooks for Australia and New Zealand Libraries and Schools


New eBooks for U.K. and Ireland Libraries and Schools


Other Notable Additions

OverDrive provides Next Generation eBook distribution services for more than 19,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for Windows®, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, Kindle® (U.S. only), Sony® Reader, Nook™, Android™, Windows® Phone and BlackBerry®. The company recently announced OverDrive Read, a browser-based eReading experience coming later this year. To find a library near you, visit search.overdrive.com.


About OverDrive
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools and retailers, serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland. www.overdrive.com

David Burleigh
OverDrive, Inc.
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