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OverDrive Now Offers Penguin Group Audiobooks and eBooks to Public Libraries

Public libraries can now lend downloaded audiobooks and ebooks by authors such as Stephen King and Nick Hornby to their patrons. OverDrive, Inc. (, a digital book distributor to public libraries, now offers Penguin Group titles in audiobook and ebook formats to its network of library partners. Hundreds of titles will be added to OverDrive’s e-warehouse, supplementing OverDrive’s collection of more than 150,000 ebook, audiobook, music, and video titles. Libraries can add Penguin Group to their OverDrive-powered collection by logging into OverDrive’s collection development portal at

Consumers can see if their library is a member of OverDrive’s network and find titles of ebooks, audiobooks, music, and videos available from public libraries by visiting

OverDrive is full-service digital distributor and supplier of ebooks, audio books, music, and video. It delivers secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, schools, retailers, and aggregators serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland. The Penguin Group ( is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.

Source: OverDrive, Inc.

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