Back in March, Penguin Random House announced a change to their digital content lending policies. These additional purchasing options on PRH-published ebook and audiobook titles were created in response to COVID-19 and allowed libraries and schools to better serve their home-bound communities.

Penguin Random House has decided to extend the timeline for their COVID-19 special purchasing options through August 31, 2020.

Penguin Random House special program lending policies:

    • PRH-published ebooks and audiobooks are now available in a 12-month term at 50% of the cost of the 24-month term option
    • PRH-published ebooks and audiobooks are also available in a cost-per-circulation model at 10% of the cost of the 24-month term option
    • These new models are offered in addition to PRH’s 24-month term for ebooks and One Copy/One User model for audiobooks
    • These updates are available to all library and school partners worldwide

OverDrive remains committed to working with our publishing partners to make as much content as possible available to libraries, schools, and your users. If further changes to lending models and available content occur, we will continue to provide updates on our blog, through partner emails, and our social media channels.