Overdrive/Libby Access Message

I’m getting a message from Overdrive/Libby/Hoopla/Kanopy that I no longer have access to these resources. What’s happened?

Access to the Central Pennsylvania Library District Overdrive/Libby collection is now only available for residents of Centre, Clearfield, Mifflin and Juniata Counties. The cost of these resources is high; many popular eBook titles cost $65 per item, and many popular digital audiobook titles cost even more. The high cost of these items has led to increasingly long wait times. Given these facts, priority must be given to serving the residents of these counties.

If you are outside of these counties and unable to access Overdrive, you can use this tool to look up your nearest, home library and see what digital resources are available to you. 

Additionally, all residents of Pennsylvania have access to several statewide resources, including the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh or the Free Library of Philadelphia. The State Library also maintains a collection of eBooks through POWER Library, available to all residents of Pennsylvania. 

If I make a donation to the library, can I access these services (electronic resources/interlibrary loan)?

We are prohibited by the state Office of Commonwealth Libraries from charging fees or accepting donations specifically in exchange for core library services, including access to eBooks, eAudiobooks and interlibrary loan. However, resources from the libraries mentioned above could provide additional access to eBooks and eAudio.