Why are the downloadable books not always available?

Simply put, that is not the business model OverDrive (and many of the book publishers) employ. Libraries purchase downloadable titles much the same as we do print titles - one person can read a book at a time. If, and when, a hold list builds, we buy more copies. Some titles we lease based on the number of checkouts the title can have. If it appears that titles come and go this is likely why.

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1. What is OverDrive?
2. How do I download digital books from the catalog?
3. Is there an app?
4. Are there instructions?
5. Are there help pages?
6. Is OverDrive up and working?
7. What does "Privilege has expired" mean?
8. Why are the downloadable books not always available?
9. Can I request the library buy certain downloadable titles?
10. Why does the library not have this book? Or only has the eBook format?
11. Who do I contact if I am having problems with OverDrive?