Q. Should I use the Libby app?

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Meet the Libby app for OverDrive downloadables (ebooks and audiobooks, but not movies). When opening the app, look in the bottom center to find Libby’s head in a book. A tap on her head opens the options menu. From there you can switch and add libraries and library cards. It also lets you select your reading options and "get some help."

You can give Libby a quick test run in a web browser by visiting libbyapp.com, but this isn't the best way to use Libby. It won't remember your library card between sessions.

Do I need the Libby app for reading library books on my Kindle? No, you do not. But Libby can be used that way if you want to.

Will the Libby app replace the OverDrive app? No. If you’re a current user of the OverDrive app and love using it, keep it. Whether you’re a new user or a current OverDrive app user interested in a new reading experience, give Libby a try.

Are all the same books available? Over 99% of the collection is on Libby, but not 100%. Just as some ebooks are not available in Kindle format, some ebooks are not in the OverDrive Read format, and Libby will show you only ebooks in the OverDrive Read format. You can search the OverDrive site outside of Libby to see everything we have regardless of format, then decide which app or reader to use based on the formats of a specific ebook.

Can I use both the OverDrive app and Libby at the same time? Yes, but we recommend using a specific title in one or the other for the best experience because the apps are not fully synced.

How will Libby users find Help and Support? Libby help is available at https://help.libbyapp.com and is also available via the options menu. OverDrive will provide direct support for the Libby app (but you are still welcome to ask us).

  • Last Updated May 12, 2021
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  • Answered By Melissa Brenneman

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