OverDrive Next Generation Catalog & Recommend to Library

Today, the OverDrive Next Generation Catalog launched on East Central Regional Library’s Digital Library website!
Now, borrowing eBooks from ECRL is even easier! You can even read books from within your web browser in a new format called OverDrive Read.  Want to learn details about the upgrade? Discover the Next Generation experience here

Along with this update, a new feature has been added which makes suggesting titles for the Digital Library Collection much easier! 
You can now recommend eBook & eAudio titles to the library using a “Recommend to Library” feature. To use this feature, first login to your account and perform a search for the title in the Digital Library.  If the title you are looking for is not listed in the Library Collection, change the dropdown menu under Show Me from My Library’s Collection to “Additional Titles to recommend.”

You will then see all available titles in the OverDrive collection that the library has not yet purchased. These titles will be indicated with a “Recommend” button as shown here:

Please note that the library can only purchase materials on this list of additional titles.Titles not on this list are most likely absent because of publisher restrictions (See “Why Can’t I Get this eBook from ECRL?”). After clicking the “Recommend” button, you will see a popup window that looks like this:

You can choose to be notified by email if the library decides to purchase your title and also be placed on the waitlist if and when the title is purchased. Click “Recommend this Title” to finish the process. Please keep in mind that recommendations are not a guarantee that the library will purchase the title and are subject to factors such as available funds.

Sarah Biro, Branch Librarian, Chisago Lakes Area Library

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