OVERdrive-IRC originally began around 2013 as a series of channels chained together by a relay bot. The idea behind this was to make it convenient to join our community from different networks, but we later grew into our own IRC network.

This network was founded in January 2014 and presently serves both North America and Europe.


Currently, we employ modern IRC solutions such as InspIRCd (source) and Atheme IRC Services.

Some of the services we provide include ChanServ, NickServ, HostServ, and MemoServ.

OVERdrive-IRC is currently also the canonical network for PyLink IRC Services, a next-generation relay daemon and services package written from scratch.


Since we're an IRC network, the best way to contact us is via IRC! (obviously)

If you want to get in touch, join #chat on our network or send the staff a memo.

/msg MemoServ send !staff <your message>

E-mail Inquiries

If the method on the does not work for you, please send your inquiries to: