A press release on Thursday revealed that Marvel has finally joined OverDrive.
No, not that OverDrive. Marvel has joined the digital book and graphic novel lending service serving libraries and public schools. Marvel has added 600 graphic novels and comic book collections to the service, including popular properties like Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, and Black Panther, available now.
Said OverDrive EVP of Publisher Services Erica Lazzaro:
Our library partners have long requested the addition of Marvel graphic novels into our catalog to satisfy their readers' wishes. We are pleased to offer titles that allow both lifelong and new comic book fans to experience the Marvel Universe through their public libraries and schools.
And Marvel Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development Mark Annuziato:
As the Marvel Universe celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, we are excited to introduce more libraries and schools to some of our most iconic characters and stories over the years. We look forward to working with OverDrive to continue reaching Marvel fans around the world.
The press release also explains how students at participating schools and patrons of participating libraries can borrow the comics:
Readers can embark on the Marvel adventure in a variety of ways. Public library patrons may download Libby or choose to read on a computer browser. Libby provides an easy, user-friendly experience and is compatible with all major devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, Windows® and "send to Kindle®" [US only]. Students of participating schools can use Sora, the student reading app, or enjoy via computer browser. Through the Sora app, students have easy access to both the school's and local public library's digital collections anytime, anywhere. In both cases, the title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees.
To start reading, find a library or school near you by visiting www.overdrive.com.