This document provides instructions on how to link to specific areas of your OverDrive collection. Contact your Account Specialist for assistance if you need a link for something not detailed here.
Linking to a Curated Collection:
Static URLs for curated collections created in Marketplace will use the format of http://yourlibraryURLhere /10/##/en/CuratedCollection#.htm.
If the site has multiple skins, include the appropriate skin ID (/##/) for the location of the published collection in the static URL. The 'CuratedCollection#' is determined by the location the collection has been published.
A collection published to "Home & Browse Collections 01" on the main site will use http://libraryURLhere.com /10/50/en/CuratedCollection1.htm.
A collection published to "Collections Menu 06" on the Kids’ eReading Room will use http://libraryURLhere.com /10/45/en/CuratedCollection6.htm.
Linking to a specific subject
The following URL will allow you to link to all titles under the subject of Travel, regardless of their format:
You can change the 107 part of the URL a different subject ID depending on what subject you wish to link to. A basic list of IDs is included at the end of this document, but subject IDs can vary from site to site – locate your site’s Subject IDs by viewing the ‘page source’ on the Advanced Search page of your site.
Linking to a subject and a format
If you want a URL for Travel and Audiobooks, add ‘&Format=25’ to the end of the address:
Here is a listing of all the format IDs:
Adobe eBooks = 50, 410
Open eBooks = 450, 810
Kindle Books = 420
OverDrive Read = 610
OverDrive Listen = 625
MP3 Audiobook = 425
Streaming Video = 635
Periodicals = 304
Linking to a subject and multiple formats
You can also link to a single subject and multiple formats by adding a comma and then the additional format ID(s):
Please note that linking to multiple subjects is not possible in this way.
Linking to a specific title
To link directly to a title, visit the title details page at your site, copy the URL in the browser, and remove the browser session information from that URL. When viewing a title at the OverDrive site, the URL will look like this:
If you remove everything after your site URL, up to and excluding /10/ (shown in red above) you are left with a direct link to the title.
Linking to a series or author
To link to a specific series or author, on the title details page, right-click on the series or author hyperlink. Select “copy link address” and delete the session information. You will be left with a search string for the series.
Other Persistent Links
The following phrases can be added to your library’s URL to create a persistent link to certain formats or languages:
Adjusting the search results page
Apply the following to the end of a search result (subject, format, etc.) URL to determine the way the results display:
&PerPage=20 Determines the number of titles returned per page
&SortBy=title Results sorted by Title A – Z
&SortBy=date Results sorted by Release Date
&SortBy=colldate Results sorted by Date Added to site
&SortBy=globalrank Results sorted by Most Popular
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