OverDrive is a leading digital platform for e-books, audiobooks, online magazines and streaming video titles aimed at libraries and schools worldwide.
OverDrive comes with Libby, the much appreciated library reading app as well as Sora, the student reading app for reading e-books and audiobooks. There is a no-cost collection that comes with every new Sora platform. You can choose to customise your school’s digital library with purchased titles to support curriculum and independent reading goals. The accompanying OverDrive Marketplace allows the administrator to purchase new books, issue assignments, monitor students’ progress as well as carry out many other useful tasks. The OverDrive platform has a bunch of clever features:
- Reading settings where you can adjust the font type (including dyslexic font), font size and lighting in most books
- Read-alongs - select titles have professional narration so you can follow along with the text
- Synced progress - your place, bookmarks, notes, and highlights sync between devices so you can pick up right where you left off
- Powerful tools - add bookmarks, make notes and highlights, define words, and more
- Fixed-layout support - comic books, graphic novels, picture books and textbooks as they’re meant to be read