The Metropolitan Library System’s eMedia provider, Overdrive, is making it easier for patrons to get the eBooks they want to read and help the library system win at the same time.
Books browsed on the library’s digital download website, www.metrolibrary.org/downloads, will now feature a “buy it now” option, according to a news release from the library system.
When customers click to get a book and there is a waiting list, they can either join the waiting list or choose to buy the book from one of these popular booksellers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Library.bin and Powell’s Books. If they buy the book from these vendors, a portion of the sale goes back to the library to fund additional digital purchases, according to the release.
The cost of the book purchased through the library system’s eMedia site is the same price as if it were purchased directly from the original vendor site, according to the release.
Also, there is now a “help your library WIN” box on the front page of the eMedia website where customers can purchase anything from the same vendors, and the Metropolitan Library System gets proceeds on anything purchased from that site, according to the release.