Q. What is OverDrive? What is Libby?


OverDrive is the name of a company that provides the website and borrowing service for downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, and streaming video as purchased by the library. When you go to our OverDrive partner website you see our OverDrive collection, but not everything we have through other e-media partners.

OverDrive is also the name of the company's older app. It allows you to checkout and read, listen or watch all of the media available through our OverDrive partner website, regardless of format.

Libby is the name of the newer app from OverDrive. It allows you to checkout and read or listen to the media formats that are compatible with that app. Currently, streaming video is not available in the Libby app, and a couple hundred titles are not compatible with Libby and therefore won't even show up within the app.


  • Last Updated May 10, 2021
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  • Answered By Melissa Brenneman

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