Answered By: Stephen Spohn
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2018     Views: 300

It depends on your point of view.

You're absolutely correct in that your students and teachers would be able to access eBooks through their public library provided that their public library has access to Overdrive.

The Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks collection for schools only contains titles that are appropriate for a K-12 audience and the interface will be suited for a K-12 audience. Your public library's Overdrive collection and interface that is geared towards a public library audience. 

Also, this is a participant-driven program.  Only participating libraries have a voice in program priorities and in content selection. In order to make sure that the perspectives of school librarians are represented, it is important that schools participate in the program.