OverDrive, an app that allows library users to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks, is being sunsetted for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/10 on Monday, May 1, 2023.
For Kindle Fire users: Amazon has not yet accepted the submission of the Libby app to the Amazon Appstore so the OverDrive app will remain available for Kindle Fire users to download and access until further notice. Users with Kindle Fire devices can also sideload Libby manually by following these steps.
But fear not! You can still check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more, with your EVPL card on OverDrive’s sister app, Libby. Download Libby right now to start your digital reading journey.
Beginning May 1, OverDrive users will see a message encouraging them to use Libby. Need help switching to Libby? We’ve got you covered.
Yes, Libby is completely free. It’s free to install, and there are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees. All you need is a valid library card from EVPL.
You can download the Libby app on your mobile device or use Libby in your computer’s web browser.
You can download Libby on:
If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge.
Learn more about getting started with Libby.
Make sure you’re getting the most out of your Libby experience:
When you open Libby for the first time, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with your library card.
If you have trouble signing in, reach out to your local library staff. You can tap get in touch or ask your library on your library’s sign-in screen to find instructions and contact information.
If you have more library cards, you can add them to the app now. Learn more about adding library cards.
Yes, your current loans and holds from the OverDrive app will be added to Libby as soon as you add your library card.
Note: Reading progress and bookmarks from the OverDrive app won’t sync to Libby when you switch. You may want to finish your current loans before switching or make a note of your progress and manually pick up where you left off in Libby.
Learn more about navigating the app.
From OverDrive, “We believe that Libby is the best reading experience for all users. With valuable partner and user feedback, we’re constantly enhancing the app and adding new features to engage your readers. Discontinuing the OverDrive app will allow our development teams to focus their efforts on Libby.”
There is now a new feature in Libby that helps you find all the content you’re looking for, even if it’s not yet in our digital collection.
In Libby, there are two ways to discover titles that are not yet in our digital collection:
From the expanded search, you will see relevant results with a Notify Me option. Tap Notify Me to tag titles and be notified if they are added to our library’s digital collection in the future.
Check out this article for an in-depth tutorial on how to use Notify Me and “deep search.”
We’re happy to help! There are several options:
With 8 locations throughout Vanderburgh County, EVPL is ready to discover, explore, and connect WITH you! We encourage you to uncover new things, revisit old favorites, and to engage with us along the way.
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Evansville, Indiana 47713