For statistical data on our e-Content collection, visit our Web-Stats page.
The Finger Lakes Library System funds the OverDrive platform fee and encourages all member libraries to contribute to the selection and maintenance of our shared OverDrive collection. Member libraries have the option to select and pay for items themselves, or to contribute to the e-Content fund. Annual contribution requests are sent out in November.
Currently, the selection of titles on OverDrive is done by the Member Services Librarian at FLLS and member library selectors. The e-Content collection is selected in accordance with the FLLS Collection Development Policy. An Overdrive Marketplace Users account is required for your library to purchase from Overdrive. For more details contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Across the Region: Reciprocal Lending Agreement
Finger Lakes Library System patrons now have expanded access to OverDrive materials through a Reciprocal Lending Arrangement (RLA) with the OWWL Library System and the Southern Tier Library System (STLS). Learn more at Read Across the Region.
Big Library Read
Big Library Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. Participating in this event allows your library to offer a new simultaneous use title for community-wide access from your library at no cost. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for your library to generate more interest in your digital collection beyond the bestsellers. This program typically happens in February, May, July, and November. Watch for updates from FLLS on titles and marketing assets.
Visit Big Library Read for information on current or upcoming titles.
Public Library CONNECT
The Finger Lakes Library System has partnered with local schools to make our OverDrive Collection accessible to students who do not have a public library card. Students at participating schools in the FLLS service area can borrow ebooks and audiobooks using their Sora school login credentials. (Sora is OverDrive’s student reading app.)
Learn more at Public Library CONNECT FAQS
The e-Content Committee includes representatives from both member libraries and FLLS staff and meets quarterly via Zoom.
The purpose of the committee is to:
- Keep current on e-Content trends and establish best practices.
- Review and recommend system-wide e-Content products and platforms.
- Establish guidelines for contributing to the member library e-Content fund.
Interested in being on the committee or learning more? Email Heidi at email@example.com.
Database Training – Videos:
- Mango: https://www.youtube.com/c/mangolanguages
- JobNow: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAE0-o5qK_fHFNXwnH2Lrz-d7B7B9A7Qd
- Libby:https://help.libbyapp.com/ and a video is available here https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/9709.html
- Gale: https://support.gale.com/training/