[Eril-l] Using Overdrive and/or IA's "National Emergency Library" during COVID closures

Laura Turner lauraturner at sandiego.edu
Mon Mar 30 08:42:11 PDT 2020

Dear colleagues,

I'm reaching out to see how other academic libraries are handling ebook
requests for titles that are not available through traditional academic
suppliers (Proquest, EBSCO, etc.).  An example would be Bill Nye's
Unstoppable, published by St. Martin's, so more of a popular non-fiction
title.  Specifically, Overdrive seems to have been a resource for that kind
of material that is no longer available at our city public library, though
they do have a couple of other platforms.  Has your academic library worked
with Overdrive?

Also, has anyone begun pointing users to Internet Archive's "National
Emergency Library" for access at least to scanned titles that you might
already have in your print collection?

Please feel free to respond off-list, if you prefer.


*Laura Turner*
*Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery*
Helen K. and James S. Copley Library / University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA  92110-2492
Phone:  (619) 260-2365 | lauraturner at sandiego.edu
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