Libby is a new way to read and listen to books from Overdrive, and it's available now.
- Go to the app store on your Android or iOS device and search for "Libby, by Overdrive Labs". Or, visit the Libby site and be directed from there;
- Once you've installed the app, sign in with your library card;
- Search, borrow, read and listen, all from within the app.
- Here's a handy how-to guide for Libby.
You can click on "Library" or "Shelf" to move back and forth between the collection and your check outs. Click on a title in the Libby catalog, and you'll be able to read a sample so you can decide if you want to borrow the book.
Libby lets you to connect to OverDrive with one easy login. You can also add a library card from another library or from a family member so you can have your loans and holds all in one place.
Prefer reading on a Kindle?
You can set Libby up to default to Kindle for e-books and you can download with few clicks.
To download books to your device, tap on the cloud icon after you've checked out, and your e-book or downloadable audiobook will be downloaded. When the download is finished, you will see a check. You don't have to figure out which format you should get—the app knows.
Libby has some great features: you can download titles for offline reading or stream them to save space. Libby will bookmark your place, even if you pick up another device to resume reading. You can choose settings for reading at night, and customize your font -- there's even a font to help readers with dyslexia. If you're happy with the OverDrive App, don't worry. You can continue to use it, or you can install both apps on your device and see which works better.