Libby gets a facelift!

If you’re using the Libby app to access our Overdrive eBook collection, you might have noticed some recent changes. This April, OverDrive has pushed through some updates to Libby to make the app more screen reader compatible. They’ve removed dropdowns and added more quick buttons, plus input some enhancements to tags and wish lists. Take a look at this short video for an overview of Libby’s new look!

Heather Auman
Western Allegheny Community Library

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It’ll Be There for You, ‘Cause It’s There For Me Too

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Struggling to find or gather enough books for book club? Do you have patrons who are still nervous about coming into the library?

Enter “Always Available” on Libby. Here you and patrons can discover a myriad of books, audio, magazines…that can be accessed by all!

Try these top Audiobooks for Adults

Teen Trends

Kiddie Capers

You’re sure to find a little something for all your patrons!

Gabi B. – Robinson Library

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DRC Gale Presents: Udemy Raffle!

The Digital Resources Committee is hosting a raffle from April 19 – 30, 2021!  

What is Udemy, you ask? Gale Presents: Udemy offers more than 6,000 personal and professional development video courses on topics ranging from health and well-being to the Office Suite and digital marketing. 

To be entered into the raffle, watch a Gale Presents: Udemy course – any course – and share a copy of your course completion certificate with us by April 30.  

Once we receive your certificate, you will automatically be entered into the raffle.  

Three Ways to Send Us Your Certificate:  

  1. Take a picture of your certificate on your phone and email it to either Hilary ( or Erin (  
  1. Scan your certificate and send it as an attachment in an email to either Hilary or Erin 
  1. Make a copy of your certificate and send it interlibrary mail to Hilary at CLP – Library Support Center   

Once we receive your certificate, your name will be entered into the raffle.  

We will randomly choose a winner from all entries the week of May 3. 

Raffle Prize: 

A fun collection of office supplies! Who doesn’t love office supplies??  

Want to learn more about the vast digital resources the county offers? Subscribe to the eLibrary Backstage site. 

Questions? Please email Hilary or Erin.  

-Erin Weaver- Bridgeville Public Library

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OverDrive Libby Design Updates

OverDrive made several updates to Libby’s look and feel:

  • Catalog guides now appear on the library home screen for quick discovery and access.
  • New filters for what’s new, what’s popular, what’s available, and subject listings appear at the top of the library home screen for easier browsing.
  • The footer navigation is updated and a helpful tutorial guides returning users through the changes:
    • Spyglass icon: Run a search
    • Library card icon: Go to Library
    • Libby menu: Manage libraries & get help
    • Bookstack: Go to Shelf
    • Clock: Open activity timeline

Wish list syncing
Based on popular request, Libby now supports wish list syncing with the OverDrive app and your library’s OverDrive website. Users with active wish lists will be notified in-app and prompted to sync their wish list titles into a single tag. Learn more here.

Notify Me & other tag enhancements
OverDrive made many other enhancements to tags, including: New Notify Me: Series tag that sends push or email notifications when the next issue of a magazine is available. In the future, we will add more options for users to receive notifications when other content of interest is added to your library’s collection. Automatic tag syncing across devices. Automatic tagging of borrowed and sampled titles.

New to Libby? Check out the Libby Getting Started Website

~ Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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