Overdrive has just revised its ebook lending system for K12 schools, just in time for September. The new school ebook interface features simplified browsing and checkout processes and engages students with fun and colorful design elements. The upgrade is PC only for the fall semester and mobile apps should see it coming down the pipe in the coming months.
In addition to offering a streamlined experience, the new platform will encourage students to further explore their reading interests. When students check out a title, they’ll see suggestions for similar ebooks and audiobooks relating to the author or genre selected. The interface is customizable with your school’s name, and students will discover fun features like the ability to personalize background colors. From our Content Reserve collection development portal, you can stock your virtual shelves with ebooks and audiobooks from our growing catalog of more than 300,000 age-appropriate titles, including everything from required reading, nonfiction, and classics to popular fiction like The Hunger Games, foreign language titles, and the entire Harry Potter series—an OverDrive exclusive.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.