Meet Libby

OverDrive has a new app for their digital books and audiobooks – Libby!


This new version, available for your phone or tablet, can be downloaded in the Apple Store, Google Play or Microsoft (for Windows 10+).

Libby provides patrons access to the exact same collection of digital books and audiobooks as the OverDrive app, but is faster and easier!

Key Features:

  • Libby downloads the titles immediately, saving clicks and time!
  • Makes it easier to use more than one card or different library systems (perfect for patrons who go south for the winter!)
  • Improved interface.
  • Use Tags to organize your titles for personal use.

Important Notes:

  • Libby is currently only available in English (but they are working on this!)
  • Libby does NOT support streaming video.  The OverDrive app is recommended.
  • The classic OverDrive app is still available and is actually compatible with more devices (Kindle Fire, PCs).  The OverDrive app also allows a few more options such as recommending purchases, however these are to be added to Libby in the future.
  • Patrons concerned with storage should note the automatic download feature of Libby.

Check out the Libby FAQs with the information above and much more!

– Rob Kalchthaler / Bethel Park Public Library

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