Hoopla | Overdrive  | Additional Resources

The Finger Lakes Library System encourages all member libraries to contribute to the selection and maintenance of our digital collection. Member libraries have the choice to select and pay for items themselves, or to contribute to the eContent fund.

Estimated data for contributions for 2017. 

  • To contribute to the eContent Fund please fill out an Order Form and we will bill your library.
  • To purchase items on your own, please fill out a Commit to Purchase Form so we know what to expect to plan our budget accordingly.

The eContent collection is selected in compliance with our Collection Development Policy.

For all statistical data for our eContent offerings visit our Web-Stats page.

It is recommended that your library’s contribution to eContent be 5% of your annual materials budget.


If you want to contribute to the Hoopla System Fund, please fill out the Hoopla Contribution Form and return it to Jenny Shonk.

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Overdrive Troubleshooting

Need help? Instructions and policies for selecting, purchasing and billing can be found in our Guidelines for Purchasing document.

Remember, you need an Overdrive Account to purchase from Overdrive. If you need an account, let Rex know at

From this link you can view the Best Practices and training documents. 

If you are in the middle of ordering and you have a question, please call:
(607) 273-4704

Rex Helwig, ext. 240

For Invoicing Support
Use the Invoicing Support button under the Support Tab to communicate with Overdrive billing for any problems.

eContent Selection Committee Members

Priscilla Berggren-Thomas – Phillips Free Library, Homer, NY

Aimee Dorward – Cortland Free Library, Cortland, NY

Tom Fredette  – Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY

Interested in being on the committee? Email Jenny at


Database Training – Webinars:

Online Tutorials

Grolier Online Video Tutorials for America the Beautiful, Animals of the World, Lands and Peoples, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, and New Book of Popular Science.

 Build Your Skills: An archive of some of our NoveList’s most popular webcasts and videos. Topics available include Reading Advisory makeover, Creating Engaging Book Displays, Readers Advisory for Kids, and beyond Books Displays. Link to Archive

Database Updates

Access Alphabetical & Subject List of Databases