Updates to Bridges

What updates have been made to my library’s digital collection recently?


OverDrive is always working to improve your digital library experience, which sometimes includes adding or changing features. Learn more about recent changes below.

Note: Formats, titles, and features vary by library, so some of these changes may not apply to your library’s digital collection.

June 27, 2017

  • You now have a Rated titles page (under books icon) so you can easily see and keep track of your rated titles.
  • You can now sort titles on your Holds and Wish list pages, as well as your new Rated titles page.
  • Borrowed read-alongs are now easy to see on your Loans page. When you borrow one, you’ll see “Read-along eBook” on the Read in browserbutton.

Source: https://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/2778185

Big Library Read


The Other Einstein selected for Big Library Read Digital Book Club at Wellman-Scofield Public Library
Readers can borrow and read the eBook for free without waitlists and holds for two weeks

She’s the woman behind one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Readers of (Library name) can learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read. Millions of readers around the world will read the eBook The Other Einstein at the same time beginning Monday, June 12 and concluding June 26. (Library name) users will be able to borrow the eBook by visiting [insert link to your digital collection http://xxx.lib.overdrive.com. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

The Other Einstein (Sourcebooks) by Marie Benedict offers a window into the fascinating story of Einstein’s first wife. A brilliant physicist in her own right, her contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. A historical fiction book, it offers readers a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.

“The moment I first learned about Mileva, I discovered that she was fascinating in her own right and I felt compelled to tell her tale,” said Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein. “The more I researched Mileva and came to know her through her letters, I realized that her story was powerful and important in itself, and instrumental in understanding our own history and the role of women in it. I hope that you enjoy The Other Einstein and that Mileva’s story sparks many spirited conversations with other Big Library Read readers.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook though the library.  Readers can join an onilne conversation about the book at BigLibraryRead.com.  The free program runs for two weeks and to get starting reading, all that is needed is a library card.  The Other Einstein can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds.  The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.