With the upcoming transition away from hoopla, the Berks County Public Library System is taking steps to ensure no user will be left out of the digital experience. The lending platform OverDrive and its award-winning Libby app make borrowing effortless with friendly and intuitive features combined with simple, one-click downloads.

A customer favorite at libraries across the country, OverDrive provides access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, and videos all on one app. As the Library System shifts its focus away from hoopla, it is dedicated to creating a rich, digital experience for e-book and audiobook consumers. Additional materials will be added to the countywide digital collection, and users will have the opportunity to request specific books from a catalog of over 2 million titles.

Providing access to materials while maintaining a user-friendly experience continues to remain a priority for the Library System. After much research and deliberation, it was noted that OverDrive excels in its variety of resources and accessibility while maintaining a feasible cost model for longevity of service.

“OverDrive is a sustainable service for the System, with a wide variety of titles for all users” states Library System Administrator Amy Resh. “By focusing our efforts on growing this digital collection, we will quickly close the gap left by hoopla.”

Those with additional questions regarding OverDrive service, or who want to make purchase suggestions, should contact their local library.


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