Funds Awarded to MOREnet Shared Collection With OverDrive to Help K-12 Schools

  • Published: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

The Missouri State Library is pleased to announce it has awarded $27,000 to support the MOREnet Shared Digital Collection with OverDrive. The funding will be used to improve hold times on popular titles and to purchase new titles based on feedback from current members of the MOREnet Shared Digital Collection consortium. Titles will cover elementary to high school grade levels and include eBook and audiobook formats. The Missouri State Library is excited about the growth potential of the Consortium to support the needs of K-12 students. Its prudent resource sharing efforts will ensure that each dollar of this funding goes a long way in delivering quality resources to Missouri’s students.

These funds are made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

What is the MOREnet Shared Digital Collection With OverDrive?

For K-12 MOREnet members that want to utilize OverDrive, MOREnet has developed the MOREnet Shared Digital Collection. This service enables the titles one district purchases to become available to all participating members. OverDrive offers a rebate to add content to the collection based on purchasing thresholds. The shared collection grows as more members join! There are two ways to participate:

  • K-12 schools can join the shared digital collection, and their rebates will go toward the group shared collection.
  • K-12 schools can also choose not to join the shared digital collection and instead use the rebate to purchase additional titles for their district's collection.