OverDrive supports Libraries Week

Rakuten OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to creating “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of more than 43,000 libraries and schools in 75 countries.

As leading innovators in the digital library space and producers of the critically acclaimed Libby app, named one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and one of TIME’s Best Apps of 2018. As part of our support for Libraries Week, OverDrive is helping to arrange digital book clubs at public libraries around the country, a great way to promote the library service and bring existing library members together. For example, this October members of Libraries Unlimited (Devon and Torbay Libraries) will be reading Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.

Libraries Unlimited Service Delivery Manager, Frances Tout, said:

“We have a brilliant programme of activities during Libraries Week this year, all designed to help get people connected online and to raise awareness of our vast digital offer. Many people still don’t know that they can access free eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines free with their library card. Libraries Week is the perfect opportunity for us to shout about all the amazing things we have to offer to people, and to welcome new people in, whether physically or online, to enjoy our range of services.

She continued:

“We are thrilled to be able to offer  library customers the chance to download Matt Haig’s brilliant book during the week too, and would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to experience this poignant title. There could be thousands of people listening to or reading it simultaneously throughout Libraries Week, which is very exciting! The digital theme this year also enables us to promote our digital support services and events, helping to bring the community together to gain confidence and new skills to get connected, get creative and get online. We will have lots of events happening during the week. Everyone is welcome and the library is free to join.”

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Find out more about Rakuten OverDrive: www.overdrive.com


Paul Davighi, Country Manager – UK & Ireland
Global Libraries & Education
Email: pdavighi@rakuten.overdrive.com

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