OverDrive Selecting and Purchasing Materials

Selecting and purchasing OverDrive materials through Marmot


Create a Cart

1. Once logged in go to OverDrive Marketplace click on Create cart located in the upper right corner of the screen.

2. Naming Convention - Label your cart as (library two or three letter location code)-(Your Initials)-(Date)-Working
(Example: mp_tp_09212017_working - see the list of library codes below).

3. Once you started a cart OR to continue working on a cart, click on the cart located in the upper right corner.

Here is a list of all the libraries location codes:

Library Two Letter Location Code
Adams State University as
Aspen Schools ad
Basalt Regional Library District ba
Bud Werner Memorial Library ssb
Buena Vista Public Library bv
Colorado Christian University cc
Colorado Mesa University ms
Colorado Mountain College cm
Eagle Valley Library District ev
Englewood Public Library ep
Garfield County Libraries gc
Grand County Libraries gr
Gunnison Public Libraries gu
Marmot Digital Library mdl
Mesa County Libraries mp
Mesa County Schools mv
Pine River Library pr
Pitkin County Library pc
Plateau Valley School pv
Rampart Library District rl
Salida Regional Library sr
Steamboat Schools sss
Summit County Library su
Vail Public Library vl
Western State Colorado University ws
Wilkinson Public Library tl


Adding Items to a Cart

1.Search for the item by title, author or ISBN.

2. Choose your cart from the list using the drop down arrow. You need to pin the cart to see it listed in the drop down menu. You can also change the numbers of units, before adding it to your cart.

Naming Convention - When the list is completed rename it and replace the word working with Done. Changing the name simply helps you to keep track of what list is ready to be purchased. example:mp_tp_09212017_done

Purchase the Cart

1. Once a list is completed, click on the list name to view the list.

Note: If you have no pinned carts, you can click on View Carts to see all your carts.

2. Confirm that your selections are correct. At this point the cart can be edited.

3. If titles need to be removed from the list, check the box in front of the title and choose the option to "remove titles."

4. When the list is complete, click the Purchase cart button.

5. The condition page will appear. The special conditions and charges will depend on the order you are placing. Click all the boxes on this page.


6. The Internal Purchase Order ID is optional. However, it helps identify your order in the reports later.The Internal PO ID must begin with your library's two or three letter location code. See the table above for the correct codes. Complete the internal PO ID with your own PO number, if your library requires a PO for all orders placed with Marmot. If your library does not require your specific PO, include the date and your initials or the material format. ex: MP_9212017_ebooks_TP

7. Select the payment method of Bill My Account. Click Complete Purchase.

8. The Purchase Receipt page will appear with your order information. Clicking on the link "To view the contents of this order, click here" will bring your back to your list. You can click on the Create Worksheet to export the list.


1. The titles will appear in the Marmot OverDrive database about 24hours after purchase.

2. Your library will be invoiced for the titles you purchased.

3. The OverDrive records will be loaded into Pika via the OverDrive APIs.


Promotional Materials

Harper Collins

  • Harper Collins titles are limited to 26 circulations. Once a Harper Collins title has 5 licenses remaining, notification will be sent by email. The decision will then be made to either remove that title from the collection or to purchase more licenses to allow more circulations.

Marmot OverDrive Advantage libraries

  • Basalt, Bud Werner, Buena Vista, Colorado Mountain College, EVLD, Garfield County, Grand County, Pine River, Pitkin County, Rampart, Wilkinson Public

Last updated on 09/12/2018