Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Simultaneous Use was a popular lending model among libraries that wanted to reach as many readers as possible. Now, more than ever, having flexible lending options is critical for libraries to provide their community with digital books. With OverDrive’s Simultaneous Use plans, your library can get unlimited access to a wide variety of popular ebooks, audiobooks, and more.

We’ve recently made updates to the pricing for Simultaneous Use plans to ensure libraries of all sizes have options that meet their needs and budget.

*Title availability may vary by geographic region

Here are some creative ways you can leverage Simultaneous Use to reach more readers:

    • Always available lists: Create collections of “Always Available” ebooks and audiobooks to feature on your library’s home page to ensure no reader leaves empty-handed.
    • Featured titles: Leverage Simultaneous Use to highlight a title above your curated and automated lists. Highlight a specific title for a community reads program or work with your OverDrive team to set up a rotating list of titles to feature each week.
    • Book Clubs: Looking for ways to engage with book clubs in your community? You can curate and promote a collection of Simultaneous Use “Book Club Picks” to help readers find great books without the wait.

Visit the Simultaneous Use section of the SHOP tab in OverDrive Marketplace to browse available plans by format and publisher. We’ve created a small collection of graphics to promote The Tourist Attraction, The Queen’s Gambit, Between Here and Gone, Love Lettering and The Color Purple that you can download now. Visit our Resource Center for more social media graphics you can use to promote your digital library.

Please contact your Account Manager for more information and tips to help your library maximize the value of your OverDrive collection.