OverDrive Next Generation is Here!

Please note, all features seen in this video may not be added to the OCLS OverDrive collection.

OverDrive has upgraded its platform to the new Next Generation Digital Library Platform. This platform comes with a new website design and user experience to include "One-Step Checkout," OverDrive Read (browser-based e-books) and other search and navigation improvements.

OverDrive Read is a browser-based reading experience, which is fully integrated into the new design giving users the ability to "see book - read book" meaning no files to download, and no software to install just click once and start reading:

  • You can access your e-book anywhere and on different devices - from smartphones and tablets to desktop computers and even televisions, the reader works anywhere there's a modern Web browser.
  • It stays in sync - allowing you to sync your position across devices.
  • The design of the OverDrive Reader changes to suit the device and screen size.
  • With offline caching, you don't have to be connected to the internet to read. When e-books are first opened up in a Web browser they cache or save for offline access.

With OverDrive's new responsive design you will see changes such as:

  • The mobile and desktop experience will be the same regardless of the user's device.
  • Once you have logged in it will be just one step to check out titles for your digital collection to read on most major devices.
  • Account pages are more intuitive and easier to navigate - you can check your holds and wish lists all in one place.

Learn more about OverDrive Read and try a sample.

 
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