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OverDrive Media Station Debuts

Patrons have a new way to browse a library’s ebook, audiobook, music, and video collections: The OverDrive Media Station is available as a browsing and checkout terminal for all OverDrive member library systems.

The launch comes after a successful pilot program conducted with 50 library systems in five countries. “The OverDrive Media Station has been really well received by our patrons,” according to Jennifer Simon Halai, virtual library services librarian at King County Library System, an OverDrive customer. “During the day, adults are the dominant users, but after school and in the evenings, it’s the kids and teens who are engaging with it, usually with a smartphone or tablet in hand.”

The kiosk features touchscreen navigation for viewing a library’s entire digital catalog. Users can search and sample any media they find and check out titles by sending links to their devices using a QR code, email, or text message.

Source: OverDrive

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