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Real-Time Reports We'll showcase reports which best track circulation, new patrons, site traffic, and popular titles. Your team can then evaluate how your Virtual Branch is doing, and chart a path to future success. Contact: Session Agenda Getting Started

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Real-Time Reports

We'll showcase reports which best track circulation, new patrons, site traffic, and popular titles. Your team can then evaluate howyour Virtual Branch is doing, and chart a path to future success.


session agenda
Session Agenda
  • Getting Started
  • Real-Time Reports
  • Goal Setting
  • OverDrive Dashboard™
  • Try This ...
getting started
Getting Started
  • Go to Content Reserve:
  • Click on the 'Login' tab.
  • Enter your Content Reserve 'Login ID' and 'Password'.This is the same Login ID / Password used to order titles.

Need a login for Content Reserve?

Contact the coordinator of the OverDrive service at your library / consortium.

tips and tricks
Tips and Tricks
  • Share or print a report:
    • Many results can be exported to Excel.
    • Click 'Create Worksheet' from the results page.
  • Select multiple items:
    • Control-click to select multiple fields in a drop-down.
  • Review schedule:
    • Monthly and quarterly.Monitor numbers and trends.
    • Annually. Compare one year to the next.
    • Promotional campaigns.Before, during, and after.

Consortia members:

Member libraries have the option to run reports by library.

evolution of a successful virtual branch
Evolution of a Successful Virtual Branch

Track Performance

Library Goals


Build a Strong Collection


Reach New Users


Size-Up Success

Sample Reports:

  • Activity Charts
  • Turnover Rate Charts
  • New Patron Registration
  • Current Waiting List
  • Digital Library Statistics
  • Traffic Reports

Your OverDrive Virtual Branch

Evaluate Goals

activity chart
Activity Chart

View checkout activity by day, month, publisher, format, title, subject, or branch for standard and mobile websites.


Compare checkouts by format or subject.


Evaluate activity following a promotional campaign.


Track overall circulation.

turnover rate charts
Turnover Rate Charts
  • What is turnover?
  • The number of checkouts divided by the number of copies owned.
  • Think of turnover rate as the average number of checkouts per copy.
  • View turnover rate by title, subject, format, and publisher.
  • Selectors:
  • What subject areas are high circulating but under-represented?
new patron registration
New Patron Registration

Track how many patrons have logged into your Virtual Branch website for the first time.

or more information.

  • Increase new patron registrations with an MP3 player raffle.
  • Contact partnerservices@overdrive.comfor more information.
patron activity chart
Patron Activity Chart

View the number of unique patrons that checked out titles by day, month, or branch.


Compare new patron registration and patron activity.


Track overall patron usage.

current waiting list waiting list history
Current Waiting List & Waiting List History
  • View your Current Waiting List, and focus on the hold to copy ratio.
  • View your Waiting List History by day, month, publisher, format, title, subject, and branch.
  • Selectors:
    • Track your most requested titles.
    • Compare the current waiting list to the waiting list history.
    • What is the average wait period?
holds manager
Holds Manager
  • What is Holds Manager?
    • An automated way to fill digital holds.
  • Why sign up?
    • No searching or running reports.
    • Holds Manager does the math for you.
    • You can tailor a plan to your budget needs and hold ratio policy.
  • How do we get started?
    • In 'Marketplace' go to the 'Quick Links' box, and select 'Holds Manager'.
digital library statistics report
Digital Library Statistics Report
  • A snapshot of overall and current statistics.
    • Number of titles.
    • Number of copies.
    • Checkouts.
    • Holds.
    • Unique patrons.
  • Provides total numbers as well as a breakdown by format in each section.
  • Administration:
  • This report can be included in meetings for a high level look at your Virtual Branch website.
traffic report
Traffic Report

Page Request:

Number of pages that were viewed on the Virtual Branch website.

Patron Session:

Number of patron sessions on the Virtual Branch website.

Patron Referral:

A list of the top URLs that have directed patrons to your Virtual Branch website.

  • Marketing Tip: Add a web icon or feature banner to your library homepage or catalog.
selectors build a strong collection
Selectors: Build a Strong Collection

Action Item: Check your Patron Activity Chart and set realistic goals.

  • Use reports to identify popular titles, subject areas, and formats.
  • Encourage activity from existing users by keeping your OverDrive collection fresh.
      • New titles.
      • New formats.
      • Additional copies of popular titles.
marketing reach new users
Marketing: Reach New Users

Action Item: Need promotional ideas? Contact

  • Much of your community is unaware of your OverDrive service. There are always more users to reach!
    • Set goals for your library's ideal percentage growth, and use reports to adjust those goals as needed.
    • If you try the same promotion more than once, set new goals the next time you try the campaign.
administration size up success
Administration: Size-up Success

Action Item: Contact for help with reports.

  • What are your targets for overall growth in the areas of circulation and collection?
  • Consortia members: Compare library to library statistics. How does your library compare to libraries of a similar size?
overdrive dashboard
OverDrive Dashboard
  • A desktop application that provides quick access to real-time data from your Virtual Branch.
    • View holds, titles, circulation, and traffic data.
    • Refresh every 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes. 
    • All areas of your service benefit from instant statistics.

OverDrive Dashboard

try this
Try this…
  • Login to Content Reserve.
  • View reports.
  • Set targets to expand your collection, reach new patrons, and increase circulation.
  • Install OverDrive Dashboard for instant access to statistics.
contact us
Contact Us
  • Collection Assistance:
  • Training:
  • Partner Services / Promotion:
  • Support:

Support for library staff.

Please do not share this email with users.

Users should contact support via the email link on the main Help Page of your library's Virtual Branch Website.

Plus, connect with us!