OverDrive for Academic and Special Libraries

Improve skills, knowledge and performance

Offer your students, employees or members 24/7 access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks in virtually any subject. We’ll host and manage your digital library, help you build your collection, and give you tools to measure your success.

With apps for every major device, One-Step Checkout™ and OverDrive Read™, employees can find and enjoy titles on just about any modern device in seconds—no downloads necessary. eBooks have never been easier.

The Most Compatible Service

As the only digital library provider to offer Kindle® titles, we support reading on more devices than anyone in the industry.

The Largest Content Catalogue

With more than 1,000,000 titles in every subject representing 1,000+ publishers, OverDrive hosts the largest digital library catalogue in the world.

Librarian Resources

We’re committed to your success. These resources and tools will help you get the support you need, promote your digital library in your community, save time on collection development and more.

User Resources

When your patrons are happy, we’re happy. We’ve created these resources to help them get the most of your digital library service, from choosing a device to managing wish lists and finding their next great read.


Liberty Knowledge, Content and Library Management System

Liberty enables vital information to be discovered and delivered anywhere, anytime through modern digital devices. Liberty combines advanced functionality with ease of use.

illumin Knowledge and Research Management System

illumin is the perfect tool for knowledge and research management as it collects, records, quantifies and précis’s queries and answers provided to staff and clients. The knowledge base becomes a comprehensive, audited database of relevant information that can be easily shared.

Professional Services

Softlink offers a range of professional services to help you enhance the performance of your solution.

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