Good news for library patrons that want to check out eBooks and audiobooks. Digital book distributor OverDrive revealed today that its OverDrive Media Stations are now widely available.
The terminals, which allow library patrons to access and check out eBooks, audiobooks, music and videos, were first introduced as part of a pilot program earlier this year with 50 public library systems in five countries testing them out. Now any library that has a partnership with OverDrive can host one of these in-library kiosks.
Patrons can use the kiosks to check out books from their local libraries and send copies to the app on their chosen device. Here is more from the site about how it works from OverDrive’s site: “Patrons can send any title from OverDrive Media Station to their favorite device for checkout using a QR code, email, or SMS.”