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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Rex Helwig, ext. 240
For Invoicing Support
Use the Invoicing Support button under the Support Tab to communicate with Overdrive billing for any problems.
The eContent Committee meets periodically to guide the selection of our system-wide eContent platforms and establish funding mechanisms for them. Currently, the selection of titles on specific platforms is done by the Member Services Librarian at FLLS and member library selectors, separate from the eContent Committee.
Aimee – Cortland Free Library, Cortland, NY
Asia – Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY
Clay – Ulysses Philomathic Library, Trumansburg, NY
Heather – Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, Ovid, NY
Jenny – Seneca Falls Library, Seneca Falls, NY
Leigh – Seymour Library, Auburn, NY
Nora – Finger Lakes Library System, Ithaca, NY
Priscilla – Phillips Free Library, Homer, NY
Interested in being on the committee? Email Nora at email@example.com.
Database Training – Videos:
- ProQuest (HeritageQuest)
- Mango Languages
- GALE training