May 17, 2022

OverDrive Currently Providing API Access to 60 Developers

In a brief blog post, OverDrive’s Mike Lovett notes that “100 vendors and library partners” have completed applications for access to the five APIs the company began making available a few months ago and as of today 60 developers have so far been approved.

Five OverDrive APIs Available Today For Approved Users

  • Library Account
  • Retail Account
  • Search
  • Metadata
  • Library Title Availability

This OverDrive post from May lists a few more APIs that company plans to release.

More info and application for API access can be found on the OverDrive Developer Portal.

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Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.