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Public Library CONNECT Program for OverDrive

Wisconsin students are now able to log into Wisconsin’s Digital Library from the OverDrive school app, Sora​, using a public library card. This feature is available without any action on the part of the public library and the users are subject to the circulation and checkout limits of Wisconsin’s Digital Library.  The public library will receive credit for any circulation of those owned materials.

Looking for a few good stories

The WPLC Project Managers are working with the ALA sharing statistics on ebook and digital audiobook usage at a national level. Larra Clark from ALA is asking for examples of traditional book readers becoming avid ebook readers due to library closures. If you have anecdotes you are willing to share with us, please email  This information will be shared with ALA's media lead, Macey Morales and reporters on a national level so obtaining permission if names are used will be necessary. 

Tomorrow, Feb 14th is a Lucky Day for Patrons: Introducing the WI Digital Library's Lucky Day Collection

Tomorrow, Friday, February 14th, the WI Digital Library will launch a Lucky Day Collection featuring popular front and midlist ebook titles.

The idea behind the Lucky Day Collection is two-fold: 
1) To increase patron satisfaction and usage of the shared collection by allowing patrons the possibility to check out in-demand titles without waiting.
2) To circulate titles that have many copies that are no longer in high demand. 
Details of the opening Lucky Day collection are as follows: 


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