November 28, 2020

OverDrive Rolls Out DRM-free eBook Option to All Library Customers

From an OverDrive Digital Library Blog:

For the past few months, OverDrive has been beta testing DRM-free eBook distribution in libraries. Today, we’re excited to announce that all OverDrive-powered libraries can now add DRM-free eBooks to their digital collections.

To coincide with the launch of this new functionality, we would also like to welcome new publishers who are providing DRM-free eBooks to libraries in OverDrive’s global network:

  • AMG
  • Bold Strokes Books
  • Books to Go Now
  • Carina Press
  • Gideon Informatics
  • Joe Konrath
  • KBS
  • Microsoft Press
  • O’Reilly Media
  • Rock Nook
  • Romance Divine LLC
  • Rosenfeld Media
  • Sher Music
  • Simonelli Editore
  • TidBITS
  • University Press of Colorado
  • Wildside Press

All DRM-free eBooks are available under the one-copy/one-user model, which means you can add a copy to your collection and one user at a time can borrow the title from the library. Just like all other OverDrive-supplied content, the titles will be borrowed for a set amount of time and when that lending period is up, another user can check out the title.

Additional Info in the Complete Blog Post

See Also: OverDrive Will Distribute Entire O’Reilly eBook Catalog DRM-Free

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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