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South Dakota State Library Services: South Dakota Titles to Go

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

South Dakota Titles to Go powered by Overdrive

The South Dakota State Library coordinates an affordable self-funded OverDrive downloadable audiobook and ebook program for purchase by public libraries in South Dakota. Public libraries may join any time. Overdrive Logo



Program Description:

The OverDrive program provides participating public library patrons the ability to download audiobooks and ebooks from the public library website. Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks are available in a wide variety of popular genres, including bestsellers, fiction, romance, suspense, children's and YA, business, self-help and language learning. Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks may be checked out for a period of time, placed on the patron's computer, burned to a CD or transferred to a portable device.

Audiobooks and ebooks are automatically returned when due.

Participating libraries sign participation agreements with OverDrive, which manages all billing and financial aspects directly with the participating library.

Other Information

SD Titles To Go now has Lexile measures, along with interest (grade level) and ATOS levels to assist in locating books for children at their reading level. The levels are located on the right side of the SD Titles To Go search results page with all the other search filters (format, subject etc.)

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Cost and Enrollment

Each participating public library pays a single annual fee based on population service area (from current NCES data.). Subscription term is January 1 - December 31. Libraries may sign up anytime. Libraries will "go live" approximately four weeks from sign-up.


Legal Service
Area Population

Annual Fee


Up to 1,499



1,500 — 9,999



10,000 — 29,999



30,000 +


  • Annual fees = annual fee based on legal service area population based on NCES data
  • The annual fee will be pro-rated if a library joins mid cycle.
  • Look up your library's tier


Collection Funding and Selection:

The South Dakota Titles To Go annual fee includes the purchase of the titles. Fee breakdown:

  • One-third of the annual participation fee is allocated toward configuration, system fees and maintenance.
  • Two-thirds of the annual participation fee is allocated toward titles for the shared collection.


Individual titles are purchased using the participation fees allocated towards titles. The average price per audiobook title is approximately $40; however, prices are set by the publisher and vary widely. Ebook prices are significantly less. Titles purchased are available to all participating libraries.

A 5 person volunteer selection committee selects titles. Content is purchased approximately every two weeks. Content budget is spent equally on audio and ebooks. All participating libraries may submit title lists to the committee.

To Enroll/Participation Form

Each participating library must complete an OverDrive participation form PDF Download to Overdrive Participation Form. Public libraries can enroll anytime. Send enrollment forms directly to OverDrive via the contact information below:

Via fax:
Fax: 216-573-6888

Via mail:
OverDrive. Inc.
One OverDrive Way
Cleveland, Ohio 44125

Via email:
Sales ( Email)


The 2018 Collection Development Committee, tier represented, and term expiration (ends Dec. 31 of that year).



Term Exp.


LeAnn Kaufman
Freeman Public Library




Rachel Davila
Hot Springs Public Library




Melinda Ellenson
Huron Public Library




Shirley Arment
KO Lee Library, Aberdeen    





at-large representative



Committee members meet annually to elect new members and officers and to discuss suggested policy changes and updates. See minutes from past meetings here:

All participating libraries may submit title lists to the committee. The committee is comprised of representatives from each tier and one at-large. See Bylaws for more information.

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How do patrons access the downloadable audiobooks? (Authentication):

OverDrive provides these types of authentication:

  • Authentication incorporated with individual library integrated library systems (ILS) using authentication scheme provided by the library’s ILS vendor. Individual libraries may experience additional charges by ILS vendors to set up authentication.
  • Click-through authentication that transfers the patron’s session from the individual library catalog to OverDrive
  • OverDrive’s Library Card Manager, in which the individual library uploads patron barcodes for patrons to OverDrive. This method can be used by libraries with or without automation.
  • OverDrive works with multiple barcode schemes. For example, in the case of overlap, patrons could be required to select their home library.

Each participating library can choose the option that works best for them.

Advantage and Advantage Plus


Overdrive's Phone number: 1-800-423-6665.

South Dakota Titles To Go Help ( Link to South Dakota Titles to Go Help pages)

Marketing, patron training and library training resources ( Link to Overdrive training center)

Devices that are compatible with OverDrive are listed in the Device Resource Center Link to Overdrive's Device Resource Center.

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Guidelines for ordering for South Dakota Titles To Go Downloadable and printable PDF file

For new members or members who just want a refresher, visit URL Link to overdrive dot com with printable PDFs and videos on how to order and run reports in the market place.

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State Library Contact

Please Contact

David Bradford
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-295-3174 or 605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Listserv Registration

At least one staff member from each participating library should be signed up for the SDDAC listserv, where concerns, announcements and general information about the Downloadable Audiobook Collaborative are shared. Additional staff members from each library are encouraged to sign up also.