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Digital Library

To suggest additions, please email Rachel Metzler at rmetzler@wvls.org.

Thank you to our Advantage donors!

These donations purchase additional titles which directly benefit WVLS digital library users.

  • Granton School District, March 2023
  • Granton School District, May 2022
  • Antigo Public Library Foundation, September 2021
  • Abbotsford Public Library, June 2021
  • Granton School District, March 2021
  • T.B.Scott Free Library, March 2021
  • Rhinelander Woman’s Club, Rhinelander District Library, December 2020
  • Loyal Public Library, December 2020
  • Stacy Kunz, MCPL User, June 2020
  • Withee Public Library, May 2020
  • Owen Public Library, May 2020
  • T.B.Scott Free Library, April 2020
  • Minocqua Public Library, April 2020
  • Abbotsford Public Library, April 2020
  • Granton Community Library, April 2020
  • Granton School District, April 2020
  • Three Lakes Library Foundation, 2019
  • Library User, T.B.Scott Free Library, 2019
  • Antigo Public Library, 2018
  • Phyllis Christensen, former MCPL Director, 2018

OverDrive App Discontinued February 2022

“We recommend that all partners actively promote Libby and remove references to the OverDrive app from library websites and promotional materials.

In future phases, we will be actively encouraging OverDrive app users to switch to Libby, with a goal of moving most over by the end of 2022.” ~ OverDrive

How this initial change will impact users:

  • Current OverDrive app users can continue to use the app.
  • New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby.
  • All users can continue to use, borrow, and open titles from your library’s OverDrive website via a browser.

Meet the Libby App

The Wisconsin Digital Library app from OverDrive.

OverDrive App

The original app from the Wisconsin Digital Library.

OverDrive Status Page

The OverDrive Status Page displays the status of browsing and searching, signing in, downloading, and reading and/or listening to a book.

WVLS OverDrive Advantage Account

Please find resources for the WVLS OverDrive Advantage Selection Committee below.

Committee Members

Rachel Metzler, Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Chair

Katie Zimmerman, Wisconsin Valley Library Service

Kate Sullivan, Marathon County Public Library

Cindy Hultman, Minocqua Public Library

Jenny Jochimsen, Abbotsford Public Library

Loralee Petersen, Owen Public Library, Secretary

Maria Pregler, Antigo Public Library

Selection Process
  • The committee uses one cart and orders monthly.
  • Selectors will choose around 20 books to purchase each month. Consideration will be given to hold ratio, cost of title, demand within WVLS, and to covering both ebook and audiobook formats. An effort will be made to purchase young adult/juvenile title when th demand is present.
  • 1st Thursday of the month after the 12th, Jenny Jochimsen will check the WPLC holds list and streamline it for the committee to reflect titles that have the greatest number of WVLS patron holds. She will then email the spreadsheet to committee members.
  • Members are to make their choices by the following Wednesday (18-25th) of the month. 
  • The cart will be purchased the following day on Thursday.
  • Prepare monthly spreadsheet: Jenny Jochimsen
  • Select titles: $228.46 per selector (March – December 2023), not less than 3 items.
    • Maria Pregler (Merrill)
    • Jenny Jochimsen (Abbotsford)
    • Kate Sullivan (MCPL)
    • Cindy Wendt (Minocqua)
    • Loralee Petersen (Owen) – donations and substitute as needed.
  • It is acceptable to buy an additional copy of a title if an item has higher than usual holds.
  • Place orders: Cindy, Rachel Metzler (WVLS) as backup
  • Maintain budget spreadsheet: Rachel Metzler.
  • If a selector has not added their titles at the time of purchase, the purchaser will add appropriate titles and complete the purchase while considering the total cart cost.
  • After this is completed, Cindy (or Rachel M.) will place the order for the final choice of titles.

Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC)

The Wisconsin Digital Library and other statewide projects are made possible by the WPLC. Get connected with email updates.

Help and Informational Resources

WPLC Information and Resources

Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) is the project manager for the Wisconsin Digital Library (OverDrive & Libby).

Wisconsin Valley Library Service
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Wausau, WI 54403