If you are an eBook reader or downloadable audiobook listener then we have some news for you. The people at OverDrive have been working hard on upgrading their service and are in the process of rolling it out. We don’t know exactly when we will get the upgrade but wanted you to know that it was coming and what to expect.
They are calling it The Next Generation Digital Library Platform. It will be a significant change.
The first thing you’ll notice is the look of the site. It will look completely different so it may take a while to get used to it. The North Carolina Digital Library was upgraded yesterday. When our site is upgraded it will be similar to theirs.
The other big change is how books can be read. They are introducing a browser based system for reading that should simplify the reading process for many people. They call it OverDrive Read. It works in most internet browsers so it should work on computers, tablets and smartphones very well. All of the current options for reading eBooks from the library will still be available too.
OverDrive has made an introductory video explaining many of the new features. Once our site is upgraded you will be able to use all of these features!