Overdrive app sunsetting…

As a reminder – the legacy OverDrive app will be removed from app stores on February 23, 2022. What does this mean for you and your patrons?

Starting February 23, 2022:
The OverDrive app will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft store. Download links for the legacy OverDrive desktop app for Windows and Mac will be removed from overdrive.com/apps.

New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby.

NOTE: Users who previously installed the OverDrive app (mobile or desktop) will still be able to use it without disruption (for now!).

All users can continue to access your library’s OverDrive website.

Later this year, Overdrive will share more details on how app users will be prompted to switch to Libby and the plans and timing for eventual retirement of the OverDrive app.

How to prepare:
Review your library’s website and promotional materials to ensure you’re actively promoting Libby and no longer referencing the OverDrive app.

Inform all staff of the change so they will be able to assist patrons in the transition.

–Heather Auman
Western Allegheny Community Library