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OverDrive Releases New Books without Waits or Holds

OverDrive Releases New Books without Waits or Holds

Published: March 18, 2021

People love the easy access that digital books and audiobooks provide, and their popularity has grown enormously over the past year. To help meet the increased demand, the library is excited to be offering hundreds of new titles for adults, teens, and kids. These just-added selections come with the extra benefit of being available to everyone with no waits and no holds. Reading and listening are immediate!

The enhanced collection of ebooks and audiobooks is supplied by OverDrive and available on the Libby app, which can be downloaded for free through the App Store and Google Play. It’s a quick sign-up using your library card number!

Users can enjoy adult titles by browsing the Great Reads Without the Wait! collection on the home page or by choosing the Explore option and selecting What’s Available. The new adult materials include over 170 recently-added titles and feature fiction and non-fiction ebooks and audiobooks. These selections are ideal for group reads, especially digital book clubs, community reading events, and student reading programs. They’ll be available with no waits through December 31, 2021.

To access the kid and teen titles, users can look for the No Wait, These Books Are Great! collection on the home page or by going to Explore and selecting What’s Available. The new options include more than 110 titles and consist of educational and entertaining books, audiobooks, and read-alongs. These selections will supplement the titles already released by OverDrive last year and will be available with no waits through August 31, 2021.

To accommodate the ongoing interest in digital resources, OverDrive is also planning to share even more titles in the coming months, so continue to check Libby to discover what’s new!