With Mondadori leading the way in Italy, ODILO showing how it’s done in Spain, and the Association of Publishers and Booksellers coordinating efforts to make digital content freely available in Georgia, the presidential declaration of a national emergency in the US has spurred OverDrive into action.

In a statement, OverDrive explains it is,

in the process of assembling a series of digital content options to respond to the challenges your communities are facing. The goal is to serve the maximum number of readers at the lowest cost per circ.

This will include free and low-cost Simultaneous Use and Cost-Per-Circ ebook and audiobook collections to serve readers of all ages with low-cost, quality titles.

We are working with our publishing partners, asking them to join in this effort. We will provide an update on these offerings early next week.

No further details available at this time.