Want to be a superhero in your community? Add comics & graphic novels from Marvel and Humainoids, Inc., now available in the popular OverDrive MAX lending model! With OverDrive MAX, libraries can stock bundles of 100 loans with no expiration date. 

From improving visual literacy and engaging reluctant readers to helping striving readers increase their confidence, comics & graphic novels continue to gain in popularity among readers of all ages – and public librarians are noticing. In an October 2023 survey from School Library Journal,  90 percent of responding public librarians suggest them to students who struggle with reading. In particular, 57 percent of public librarians recommend them to English language learners. 

With each MAX title, the cost to serve each reader is typically the lowest available cost for libraries and schools for lending the ebook.  Our own data found that libraries that utilized multiple OverDrive Marketplace content access models, including OverDrive MAX, reduced their cost-per-checkout across their entire digital collection by 25 percent.  Learn more about OverDrive MAX here  

Marvel Entertainment full catalog now available in OverDrive MAX 

Selection of Marvel titles available in OverDrive MAX

With stories ranging from Asgard to Zen-Whoberi and everywhere in between, Marvel is one of the most recognizable comic book and graphic novel companies in the world. And now, the Marvel catalog is available in Marketplace in the OverDrive MAX lending model! 

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Humanoids, Inc. now available in OverDrive MAX 

Selection of Humanoids, Inc. titles available in OverDrive MAX

Since its founding in Paris in the early 1970s, Humanoids has embodied innovation, an independent spirit, and fierce creative energy. With titles available in both English and French, Humanoids has titles for adults, teenagers and children. Over 200 Humanoids, Inc. titles are now available in the OverDrive MAX lending model. 

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Learn how librarians engage readers with comics and graphic novels 

Is your library looking to engage new users, enhance your digital collection, and increase circulation? Join OverDrive and library experts for a live panel discussion about comics and magazines in your digital library. 

In this session, we’ll explore: 

  • How digital comics and magazines benefit libraries of varying sizes.
  • Fun and unique ways libraries can market digital comics and magazines.
  • Trends libraries are seeing around digital comics and magazines.
  • And more!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your digital offerings with expert advice from your peers. Register today!