For library patrons that use OverDrive to borrow ebooks from their local branch, a change is coming. Ratuken, the owners of OD, recently sold OD to a private equity firm called KKR - the same private equity firm that bankrupted Toys R' Us. KKR also owns RB Media since 2018, which is home to RB Digital (another library service software for borrowing materials). So the two main companies libraries use for the borrowing of ebooks and other digital material will be owned by the same company that is known for liquidating assets and burdening companies with debt to the point of bankruptcy. 

 

Watch this space I guess.