CLEVELAND – May 7, 2020 – OverDrive, the world's leading digital reading platform for public libraries and schools, announced the launch of OverDrive Professional, a new division that supplements corporate, academic and law libraries. With this launch, students, knowledge workers and researchers can now benefit from Libby, the award-winning reading app. Libby allows users to easily access their libraries' ebooks and audiobooks to support their academic and professional development objectives.
Through OverDrive's industry-leading catalog of millions of ebooks and audiobooks, corporate, academic and law libraries can build their own custom digital book collection for secure and convenient 24/7 access. The catalog contains a wide variety of titles in all subjects, including career and professional development, course materials, industry-specific topics, leadership, IT, marketing, language learning and more. Prominent publishers include Springer Science + Business Media BVM, Wiley, HarperCollins, Taylor & Francis, Princeton University Press, University of Chicago Press, Cengage and O'Reilly Media (academic only) along with thousands of others. Notable authors include Simon Sinek, Brene Brown and Malcolm Gladwell.
Participating law firms, law schools, and government organizations can allow users to read LexisNexis ebooks and content from the OverDrive catalog through the LexisNexis Digital Library powered by OverDrive. Users can access these digital book collections through the LexisNexis Digital Library app or via browser.
Rosato leads division
Book industry veteran Steve Rosato was named to lead OverDrive Professional. "We've been serving college and corporate knowledge centers and libraries for as much as a decade," said Rosato. "Librarians report that working with OverDrive has resulted in higher use of their library services and a strong ROI measured by better student outcomes for academic libraries and improved organizational performance for corporate and law libraries."
Libby is available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Chromebook and via browser at libbyapp.com. Through Libby, readers can also "send to Kindle" [US libraries only]. The OverDrive app is available to download on iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire HD. LexisNexis Digital Library is also available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and via browser. With each app, the title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
OverDrive Professional is a division of OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for a growing network of 45,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries. Since adding Microsoft as its first corporate library partner in 2004, OverDrive now serves hundreds of colleges, universities, government agencies, non-profits, corporations and religious organizations.
To learn more about OverDrive Professional, visit https://company.overdrive.com/overdrive-professional/.
About OverDrive Professional – a division of OverDrive
OverDrive Professional is the leading digital reading platform for corporate, academic and law libraries, offering the industry's largest catalog of ebooks and audiobooks. As a 100% digital company serving libraries worldwide, OverDrive Professional combines technology with content to support academic and professional development objectives. Available on all major devices, the Libby app for libraries was named one of PCMag's Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics' 20 Best Apps of the 2010s. Founded in 1986, OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide – and OverDrive Professional are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. company.overdrive.com/overdrive-professional