e-Books coming to Canadian public libraries
e-Books coming to Canadian public libraries REUTERS

Canadian schools and colleges will soon stop worrying about adding books to its libraries. They will have access to thousands of eBooks from Random House of Canada through a partnership with OverDrive.

The Random House of Canada collection gives libraries access to more beloved Canadian authors and titles from historic Canadian publishing houses, such as McClelland & Stewart and Tundra Books, said Claudia Weissman, international business director for OverDrive. The addition of these titles significantly expands what was already one of the largest collections of eBooks for Canadian libraries.

With this new distribution agreement, eBooks from McClelland & Stewart and Random House of Canada will be added to OverDrive's catalog for Canadian libraries. Libraries will be able to offer their customers digital books from McClelland & Stewart and Random House of Canada's list of award-winning authors including Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Judy Fong Bates, and Vincent Lam, as well as international best-selling authors such as P.D. James and Salman Rushdie.

OverDrive provides digital distribution services for more than 13,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, NOOK, Android and BlackBerry. Users can also download EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library directly to their iPhone or Android with OverDrive's free apps.