By Annie Suhy, Outreach Services Specialist

It may be the case that your library’s digital doorstep has received more traffic over the last year than your actual doorstep. One of the many ways libraries have adapted to all of the changes is by increasing discoverability of the digital collection on their library website.

A clear, concise, and accurate representation of your digital resources can attract new users, showcase the value and diversity of your collection, and reduce the amount of staff time spent answering questions. San Diego County Public Library (CA) lead with a pertinent reminder on their website that their digital collection never closes. Brief descriptions of their e-resources helps users find what they need in a snap. Likewise, Multnomah County Library (OR) keeps it clean and simple because sometimes less really is more!

Take this opportunity to show Libby some love and review best practices on Libby Logos and Website Suggested Copy to ensure your library’s website and OPAC have an updated description, resources, screenshots, and logos shared about your OverDrive service.

Here’s a quick checklist to consider when updating your website:

  • If you work with multiple digital services vendors, a long list of providers to choose from can be confusing for first-time visitors; sorting your digital services by popularity and promoting key features can make it less of a guessing game for patrons.