Public Library Patrons in Yavapai County Gain Use of Over 70,000 More eBooks

New Overdrive Feature Opens Access to Partner Library Catalogs

June 11, 2020

What happens to all the eBooks that aren't checked out? They just sit there in cyberspace doing nothing... until now.

Libraries across the state can now offer their available [not checked out or on hold] digital titles to patrons from other parts of the state. Thanks to a new feature from Overdrive, patrons of the public libraries in Yavapai County will now be able to browse and check out eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from libraries as far flung as Tempe, Buckeye, and Yuma; titles that are just sitting there in cyberspace waiting to enjoyed.

YLN patrons will only have to click a button in their Overdrive or Libby app to see titles that are available at participating libraries outside Yavapai County. Patrons can add these partner libraries to their Libby app or select them in the Overdrive app and browse any time for available titles. Unlike in our own library catalog, though, patrons will not be able to place holds on digital materials from outside Yavapai county.

This Reciprocal Lending Agreement [RLA] is a new feature from Overdrive and costs the Yavapai Library Network [YLN] nothing. Participating libraries currently include Tempe Public Library, Yuma County Library District, Little Libraries That Could, Southwest Valley Library Consortium, and Cochise County Library District, with more members to be added in the future.

To take advantage, download the Overdrive or Libby app for your phone or tablet. If you need help, contact your library or visit our Overdrive help page. Visit if you need help finding your local library.