May 19, 2022

OverDrive Goes To Australia, Opens New Office in Melbourne

From an OverDrive Announcement:

OverDrive is accelerating its growth with the opening of a new office in Melbourne, Australia. OverDrive Australia supports the company’s ongoing effort to deepen its relationships with library, publisher and bookseller partners in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region.


OverDrive Australia will provide enhanced service and valuable new channels for the digital distributor’s partners in the region, including those of, the Australian eBook company acquired in March.

OverDrive currently serves more than 100 libraries and schools in Australia and New Zealand—including Auckland City Libraries, University of Technology Sydney, and Brisbane Catholic Education—and the Melbourne office will provide local, personalized training and tech support. Dozens of Australian publisher partners—such as New Holland Publishers, Text Publishing Company and NewSouth Books—will benefit from increased exposure throughout OverDrive’s network of libraries, schools and booksellers, including Adelaide-based Booku and Melbourne-based Readings. OverDrive is also working with authorized reseller Softlink to expand its digital content services for schools in Australia.


Address and contact information for OverDrive Australia:

OverDrive Australia
Warehouse 14
38 Down St.
Collingwood VIC 3066

Phone: +61 (3) 9023-6786
Fax: +61 (3) 8692-0592

See Also: OverDrive Acquires Australian eBook Distribution Company (March 5, 2012)

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