Public Library Participation
Idaho Public Libraries with existing OverDrive access can gain access to and borrow items from the IDEA collection through a Reciprocal Leading Agreement (RLA). This agreement can be signed at no additional cost to all parties. Each library/consortium can choose which types of items they wish to include in the reciprocity. Once the agreement is in place, OverDrive will make the IDEA collection available to customers of public library via their normal access point- OverDrive website, OverDrive app, or Libby app.
Idaho Public Libraries without OverDrive service are encouraged to start an OverDrive collection or join an existing OverDrive Consortium to leverage buying power.
Public Libraries are encouraged to offer their OverDrive collection at no additional cost to students in their services areas by signing a Public Library Connect agreement (PLC) with the school district. This agreement can be signed at no additional cost to all parties and allows public library titles to be used by students without a public library card via the Sora app. Authentication happens through school’s Student Information System so student privacy is maintained.
To get started contact Dylan Baker or Tammy Hawley-House.