eMediaLibrary Next Generation eBook Platform

Within the next few weeks eMediaLibrary will migrate to a new platform that will ultimately offer improved search and navigation features, ease checkout of ebooks, and allow for instant online reading of ebooks.

See Book. Read Book

OverDrive Read is the new browser-based eBook reading experience that provides instant access to titles from any web-connected device. Whether from a desktop or mobile device, readers will be able to quickly browse, check out, and read EPUB eBooks instantly online and offline—no activation or download required. This will not change the number of available copies or holds in your collection, nor will it eliminate the need for user authentication. OverDrive Read takes advantage of EPUB and HTML5 with native support for color, video, interactivity and easy title integration with social media and education systems. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be upgrading your OverDrive-powered website with OverDrive Read samples of most EPUB eBooks in your existing collection, and by the holidays, this new reading option will enable checkout of full titles. To learn more about OverDrive Read, click here; to view OverDrive Read samples, click the book jackets below.


See Book. Read Book.  Click a cover to read sample.


OverDrive Next Generation Library Platform: One Step Checkout 

EMediaLibrary will also upgrade to a new “responsive” experience which optimizes the site for any size screen. From the Library’s Next Generation website, users will be able to borrow eBooks in one step. Our goal is clear: Provide the best collection of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video with the fastest and easiest experience for users to read, listen and watch. These updates will reduce the number of steps currently required to check out and download a title.

OverDrive’s Next Generation library platform will ultimately enable one-step checkout and reading.