SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

April 30, 2007 09:00 ET

SAILS Library Network Expands Digital Collection With Music

Users Can Check Out and Download Music and Best-Selling Titles With a Library Card

MIDDLEBORO, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 --SAILS Library Network offers 24/7 access to a diverse collection of digital audio books, eBooks, and now music at http://sails.lib.overdrive.com/.

Patrons of almost 75 Massachusetts libraries participating in SAILS can check out and download digital music, as well as audio books and eBooks from the comfort of their own home with a library card. The technology and content is provided by OverDrive, Inc., the leader in digital media services for more than 5,000 libraries world-wide.

"We have offered digital books for two years, and we are excited to expand this service with music," said Deborah Conrad, Executive Director. "Our collection has grown tremendously and there is truly something for everyone."

The new digital music collection offers Blues and Jazz, Classical, Folk and World, Concertos, Orchestral music, and more. Users can also select from nearly a thousand digital book titles including the "Lord of the Rings" series, and books by best-selling authors such as James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Michael Crichton, Kate Wilhelm, and Janet Evanovich.

Patrons can check out and download music and digital books to their personal Windows-based PC or notebook. If a title is not available, the patron can place a hold and be notified via email when it is available. Some titles are available for unlimited, simultaneous checkouts by users. Titles can be transferred to a wide range of supported devices to enjoy anytime, anywhere and some can even be burned to CD to listen in the car or on any standard CD player.

At the end of the 14 day lending period, digital titles will expire from the patron's PC and are returned to the library. The automatic check-in guarantees no late fees, lost or damaged items.

About OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for downloading premium digital content. We deliver secure management, protection and download services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users. With a global catalog of premium digital titles -- including current best sellers -- of eBooks, audio books, music, video and (coming soon) games & interactive software presentable in a single platform, OverDrive offers the industry's best selection as well as the option to manage, protect and download proprietary content. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.OverDrive.com

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Debby Conrad
    Executive Director
    SAILS Library Network
    508-946-8600 ext. 211

    Shannon Mangan
    OverDrive, Inc.
    Email Contact
    (216) 573-6886 ext. 217