Leading independent publisher the latest to offer flexible, affordable terms
for library lending on Libby

 CLEVELAND – May 14, 2024 – OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the availability of the full ebook catalog from Chronicle Books in the OverDrive Max access model. Available to libraries and schools worldwide, Chronicle’s catalog of more than 2,000 titles includes the full catalog from partner Levine Querido and award-winners Everything Sad is Untrue, A Friend for Henry and The Last Cuentista, and authors K.A. Holt and Darcie Little Badger.  OverDrive is the creator of the popular Libby and Sora reading apps and OverDrive Max, the on-demand access model that provides checkouts at typically the lowest cost for libraries and schools.

“We are pleased to offer increased flexibility and cost-effectiveness for one of the most beloved catalogs for libraries and schools,” said Karen Estrovich, Director of North American Public Library Services at OverDrive.  “OverDrive Max eliminates the concerns associated with time limits on some access models and is perfect for book clubs and community reading events because it can serve many readers at once at a very affordable cost.”

Chronicle Books and Levine Querido join hundreds of publishers and more than 900,000 titles in the OverDrive Max access model.  Both publishers also offer titles in the core One Copy/One User model, as well as the Cost-per-circ and Class Set on-demand models, offering a variety of flexible options to meet the needs of schools and libraries.

OverDrive Max provides libraries and schools the ability to bundle 100 checkouts with no time limits for when they are checked out, allowing multiple users to borrow each title at the same time within the standard lending period. The flexibility of the model has typically resulted in the lowest cost to serve each reader.  Learn more about OverDrive, Libby and Sora with on-demand webinars.  For more information, visit company.overdrive.com.


About OverDrive

OverDrive is a mission-based company that stands with libraries. Named a Certified B Corp in 2017, OverDrive serves more than 92,000 libraries and schools in 115 countries with the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, video and other content. OverDrive empowers libraries and schools by expanding access for all through tireless industry advocacy and consistent innovation. Award-winning apps and services include the Libby library reading app, the Sora student reading platform, Kanopy, the leading video streaming app for libraries and colleges, and TeachingBooks.net, which offers one of the largest catalogs of supplemental materials that enhance literacy outcomes. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com



David Burleigh
Director of Communications