OverDrive

A collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks (sound recordings of books in digital file format). Files may be downloaded to a computer and may then be transferred to many mobile electronic devices, or in some cases to CDs, for offline use. (Link to Resource)

Vendor:
OverDrive, Inc.
Subjects Covered:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Business, Finance, Health, Medicine, Literature, Science, Engineering, Technology, Computers, Humanities, Social sciences
Material Types:
E-Audiobooks, E-Books
Source Titles List:
Click Here
Number of Titles:
Indexed: 1604, Full-Text: Full-Text E-Books: 764, E-Audiobooks: 840
Date Range:
Indexed: 2002 to present (Release date), Full-Text: 2002 to present (Release date)
Frequency of Updates:
Irregular
Significant Canadian Content?
No
Search Aids
OverDrive Help: http://help.overdrive.com
OverDrive's MyHelp! Beta site: http://seneca.lib.overdrive.com/selectHelpFormat.htm
Digital Books Tour: http://www.overdrive.com/products/dlr/tour
Seneca's Most Frequently Asked OverDrive Questions: http://library.senecacollege.ca/Technical_Help/overdrive.html)
Compatible Devices: http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc

Contains Image Collection?
No
Exporting Options
Temporarily transfer files to a mobile electronic device or, in some cases, to a CD.
Link to Provider Licensing Terms
Click Here
Copying and Printing?
Varies by title (see Digital Rights Information within each OverDrive record)
Interlibrary Loans?
No
Course Reserves?
No
Downloading?
Yes
Alerts?
No
RSS Alerts?
No
Persistent Links?
Book title
Non-Commercial Course Packs?
No
Access Options
Access to the Seneca OverDrive site is open to anyone from anywhere via the World Wide Web. However, in order to add titles to a cart and check them out, users are required to enter a valid Seneca College e-mail username and password.
Notes
E-Book downloading requires Adobe Digital Editions software be available on your computer and you must create a personal Adobe account. Adobe Digital Editions is available on campus computers and is a free download for your personal computer.

E-Audiobook listening requires the OverDrive Media Console software be available on your computer. It is not available on campus computers, but is a free download for your personal computer.

All titles are one-copy/one-user-at-a-time titles in a check-out system. Users may place a request for titles that are currently checked out by other users.