OverDrive Culture

What makes OverDrive unique?

OverDrive is a place where talented, intelligent individuals can bring their unique perspectives, creativity and critical eye to help people learn and grow. At our core, we’re a group of readers who love to make books accessible to as many people as possible. We’re bibliophiles through and through, and that makes us passionate about what we do.

Our workplace culture is shaped by our shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. We strive to be a force for change, and that’s why we go to great lengths to ferociously champion literacy, give back to our community and continuously improve ourselves.

Our people make all the difference

Our Core Beliefs and Values

1. We believe in leading with integrity.

We adhere to ethical principles as we strive to realize our vision, define the markets we compete in, and deliver consistent profitable growth.

2. We believe in long-term, trusted relationships.

We work hard to see the world through our customers’ and suppliers’ eyes, understand their needs, constantly add value, and earn our position as their partner.

3. We believe digital reading can make the world better.

We champion the needs of readers and seek to delight more readers every day, in everything we do.

4. We believe we can always do better, and we must.

We work with passion, creativity, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. We celebrate extraordinary achievements, and we take the time to learn when things don’t go as planned.

5. We believe our people make all the difference.

We invest in our people and empower them to get goals, challenge conventional thinking, promote our mission, and deliver results for all of our stakeholders.

6. We believe sustainable businesses create values for everyone.

Through our products, practices, and investments, we aspire to strengthen communities and preserve our environment for future generations.

How OverDrive gives back

We’re a Certified B Corporation, a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good™. We strive to be more transparent, accountable, socially and environmentally impactful… We use our business as a force for good!

  • Garfield Heights Food Drive
  • Cornerstone of Hope grief support center
  • The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter
  • Disaster relief fundraising
  • Adopt-a-Family Program - Winter clothing for families
  • Tablets for Treatment – Tablet packs donated to University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center
  • KEM Cancer Foundation - Toy & gift donations
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Cleveland Botanical Gardens Service Day
  • Book Sorting at the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank
  • Cleveland Metroparks Summer Service Day
  • University Settlement, Inc. fresh produce distribution
  • Kids in Need Resource Center Donation Drive