Something Big is Coming – Axis 360

York County Libraries is happy to announce a change to our Digital Services starting June 1. 

We will be moving our free eBook and eAudio platform service from our current provider Overdrive to Baker & Taylor Axis 360. Our YCL Collections Team loves this new service. They tell us that it will provide more digital content for you!  And while you are getting to read more, we will be spending less for this service. It is a win-win in the current budget climate.  

Why the change?

There were many reasons that led to the York County Libraries’ careful decision to move to a new digital platform. First and foremost, we believe Axis 360 is a superior product that offers more positive benefits to the majority of our members.  Also, our long-standing relationship with Baker & Taylor, the primary supplier of our print books, will allow us to save money which means more digital content can be purchased to meet the demand! Rest assured that most of our titles from Overdrive will be transferred to Axis 360, so your favorites will still be available.

To prepare for our migration to Axis 360, we will not be purchasing new content in Overdrive. All our new content will be added to Axis 360 and will be available when we launch in June.   Watch for more information about what will happen to your holds next month!

Here is a brief rundown on what to expect during the transition to Axis 360:

March 1 – YCL will stop purchasing titles from Overdrive
April 15 – Holds can no longer be placed in Overdrive
May 31– Last day of the Overdrive service 
June 1 – First day of Axis 360 service
 
Stay tuned…there are more details to come!