May 26, 2022

OverDrive Begins Offering Warner Brothers Video Titles to Library Partners Using Cost-Per-Circ Pricing

On June 25th we posted that OverDrive was going to offer transactional/cost-per-circ pricing for streaming video titles made available by Warner Brothers.

Library partners were recently informed that this new option is now live and available to libraries where Warner Bros. video is available (U.S. and Canada).

From an OverDrive E-Mail:

With our new Cost Per Circ (CPC) lending model, accessed from the “Shop” tab dropdown, you can add the entire catalog from participating suppliers to your collection and pay only for what your users borrow. On the CPC page, select the View the Collection link to explore the titles available.

CPC content can be borrowed simultaneously by an unlimited number of users, until your monthly budget runs out or individual users reach their monthly circulation cap for titles in the plan. A summary of usage and a link to view past activity will be presented on the CPC page for active plans.

Consortia: Cost Per Circ plans are available at the consortium-level only.

Warner Brothers is OverDrive’s first partner offering titles under the CPC lending model.

OverDrive has also just announced that partners can now choose to pay for materials by credit card when using a shopping cart.

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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.