May 27, 2022

OverDrive e-Books Now Available in One-Third of Irish Public Libraries

From Silicon Republic:

Interleaf Technology, a technology provider for library services, announced today that its e-books and audio books solution, OverDrive, is seeing continued growth in Irish public libraries.

OverDrive is a full-service digital distributor of downloadable e-books, audio books and other digital content, which is now used in 10 county libraries across Ireland.


Worldwide, the service is used by more than 15,000 libraries, schools and colleges, and Bray-based Interleaf Technology, the sole Irish distributor of OverDrive, has brought it to Cork City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Leitrim Longford, Meath, Offaly, South Dublin and Waterford City libraries. The service is also used by the National Council for the Blind.

Interleaf Technology director Charles Quain puts the popularity of the service down to growth in the tablet market. “Morgan Stanley expects the global tablet PC market to reach 133m in 2012 and 216m in 2013. With the accelerated tablet growth, e-book library usage has also grown,” he said.

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