OverDrive acquires popular marketplace for K-12 educational materials
TeachersNotebook.com provides teacher-created resources to more than 500,000 educators CLEVELAND—March 3, 2014—OverDrive announced today that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, a leading online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook.com enables teachers to not only browse free and low-cost instructional resources, but also to create their own “shop” where others may purchase their original… Read more »
Macmillan expands its eBook catalog to U.S. and Canadian schools
More than 12,000 eBook titles now available for K-12 through the OverDrive platform CLEVELAND—February 26, 2014—OverDrive, the leading global platform for eBook lending in schools and libraries, announced today that Macmillan’s entire eBook catalog is now available for schools in the United States and Canada. Macmillan previously offered 640 eBooks to schools in the U.S…. Read more »
New award-winning titles and familiar access models now available to libraries with OverDrive Streaming Video
Popular feature films, TV shows, documentaries and educational titles join the streaming video lending service for libraries and schools CLEVELAND – January 23, 2014 – OverDrive, the leading distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, video and music for libraries and schools, today announced that several thousand TV shows and feature films have been added to its… Read more »Press Release Archive >>
OverDrive in the News
OverDrive Offers Digital Kids’ Reading Rooms to Partner Libraries
By Mercy Pilkington, Good EReader, December 2, 2013
Throughout the recent controversy over inappropriate and explicit content being listed in ebook retail websites alongside children’s and middle grade titles, the same questions kept coming to the surface: how did this happen, and how do we prevent it? – Read more »
Are Digital Libraries A ‘Winner-Takes-All’ Market? OverDrive Hopes So
By Ava Seave, Forbes, November 18, 2013
“Schools and libraries in all forms are transitioning their spends from providing physical items that are being stored on shelves and branches to digital items — the fastest portion of their growth,” said Steve Potash in a recent interview.
Digital literacy rising at library
By Adam Brazeau, Seaway News, November 16, 2013
Reading books without ever touching a page is becoming an ongoing trend at the Cornwall Public Library (CPL) as literature steers in a digital direction.