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OverDrive Advantage


In late 2013, all libraries within the South Central Library System agreed to contribute toward the OverDrive Advantage program. Annually a total of $20,000 is allocated for this program, which supplements what is available through Wisconsin's Digital Library.  In 2019, the Administrative Council voted to use $6,000 of SCID money to annually purchase SCLS Advantage materials.  It would be effective for the 2020 SCLS Advantage fund.  This is in addition to the $20,000 contributed by SCLS member libraries.

The average cost of a popular title is $60, which allows for the purchase of approximately 21 copies each month. We will purchase a maximum of 10 copies for each title.

The selection committee will use the Purchase Alert Report to find the most popular titles.  The committee will concentrate on purchasing duplicate items to offset holds for SCLS patrons. Members of the selection committee are: Heidi Cox, E.D. Locke Public Library (McFarland); Katie Hanson, Madison Public Library; and Kathy Baker, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.

These criteria will be reviewed quarterly and will be adjusted when needed.

More OverDrive Information

OverDrive Advantage
(Excel documents)

What has been purchased?


Advantage MARC Records


OverDrive Statistics


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