OverDrive became a Certified B Corp in 2017, joining companies such as Patagonia, Bombas, Ben & Jerry’s, Warby Parker and others leading a global movement of using business for good. The prestigious B Corporation certification recognizes a company’s commitment to creating exceptional positive social and environmental impact. 

But getting B Corp certified isn’t the end of the road – it’s just the beginning. As world issues continue to change, it’s up to us to adapt and get better.  

B Corp isn’t a destination. It’s a journey. 

In addition to our social and environmental activities, here’s a few ways our company is moving, changing and growing our products and apps to create a better future for everyone: 

  • Introduce new on-demand access models like OverDrive MAX to help you serve more readers for less. 
  • New customization tools and in-app branding allow you to make Libby feel like a digital branch of your library.  
  • Accessibility improvements in Libby provides an inclusive reading experience for more users. 
  • Kanopy’s new ticket system provides patrons with more clarity on viewing periods and how many tickets a title will use. 
  • Notify Me tags indicate titles of interest, allowing you to give your users exactly what they want. 
  • OverDrive Magazine updates make it easier than ever for patrons to discover and enjoy digital magazines from your library. 

Learn more about Certified B Corps  

We’re proud to be one of the many B Corps moving business towards a better future. Visit the B Corp website to learn more about the movement and discover other companies that use business as a force for good. 

About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”