Arts and Entertainment

New eSuperloans for Surrey Libraries Patrons

Popular waitlisted eBooks and eAudiobooks available
immediately through the Libby and OverDrive apps

Surrey, BC – Surrey Libraries’ Superloan program is coming to high-demand eBooks and eAudiobooks. These titles can be found, borrowed, and read on a first-come, first-served basis through the Libby and OverDrive apps.

In the Explore section in Libby, Surrey Libraries patrons can browse all available Superloan titles in the “Skip the Line” list. The list of titles will change as books are returned to the collection, so check back often. Patrons may also naturally discover a Superloan copy by browsing or searching for a title.

 “Digital books and audio are the fastest growing areas of Surrey Libraries’ collections and we are thrilled to be able to offer patrons the newest titles as soon as possible,” says Amy Ashmore, Manager of Collections Services. “Digital lending is a key part of our services, and in the last year, we’ve seen a 28.5% increase in users borrowing eBooks and eAudio.”

 Superloan titles are available for a shorter lending period (7 days instead of 21 days) than the library’s other digital books to help satisfy fast readers looking to get their hands on the latest releases and bestsellers. Readers can also browse the library’s “Always Available” list in Libby to find all available eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Readers may browse the library’s digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. Don’t have a library card yet? Don’t worry! Visit one of Surrey Libraries’ 9 branches throughout Surrey to get one for free.

 This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ devices, and Windows® tablets. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and never incur late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby or OverDrive for offline use.

 To get started enjoying the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks for free, visit surreylibraries.ca or download Libby or OverDrive today.

About Surrey Libraries

Surrey Libraries is a valued community institution and one of the most-used community services in Surrey. The library welcomes around 2.7 million visits to our 9 branches each year, with an additional 2 million plus visits to our online resources. Surrey Libraries runs hundreds of programs and services for children, youth, and adults to support their diverse learning needs.

Serving the community since 1983, Surrey Libraries strives to be a leader in supporting creativity, connectivity, literacy, and lifelong learning. Find out more about Surrey Libraries and our diverse programming at surreylibraries.ca

About Rakuten OverDrive

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. Named one of TIME’s Best iPhone and Android Apps of 2018, the award-winning Libby is the “one-tap reading app” for libraries.

We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 43,000 libraries and schools in 76 countries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com

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