Bridges is the eBook, audiobook, and streaming video buying consortium for Iowa public libraries. The State Library of Iowa facilitates the program and manages the contract on behalf of the participating libraries.
OverDrive, Inc. is an American digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles. The company provides secure management, digital rights management, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers.
Libraries that participate in Bridges pay an annual formula-based fee to the State Library that covers the Overdrive platform fee, materials budget, and the purchase of MARC records.
Libby is a new app released by OverDrive. It has the same collection of titles as the OverDrive app - it's just a different way to access the same digital library collection. ... OverDrive is the “classic” app and is compatible with more devices, including Kindle Fire, Macs, PCs, and Windows mobile devices