OverDrive / Libby

OverDrive has a wide variety of bestsellers and classics in fiction and non-fiction in eBooks & audiobooks
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Overdrive has a wide variety of bestsellers and classics in fiction and non-fiction in  eBooks, audiobooks, and now MAGAZINES!  Borrow 10 items at a time with Libby, OverDrive’s app for phones and tablets. Checkout is for up to 21 days.

Test drive the Libby right in your browser.  Magazines are not counted toward your checkout limit!

 

Where can I get more help? I'm getting a error message?

For detailed walkthroughs and help with more technical questions related to the Overdrive website or the Libby app or if you if you are getting a strange error message at any time while using Overdrive/Libby, you may find a quick solution by searching at help.overdrive.com or help.libbyapp.com.

 

What is Libby and how does it differ from the old Overdrive app?

Libby is the current app from Overdrive. Its features and benefits include: ease of use, no Adobe ID required, faster performance, powerful search with customizable browsing options, and simplified download settings.

Overdrive is no longer supporting their old app (known as just the “Overdrive app”) and in April 2023 the old Overdrive app will be sunseted.  

Check out the Meet Libby App page for more details!

What Happens When My eBook or Audiobook is Due? How Do I Return It to the Library?

When your eBook or audiobook is due, it is immediately returned to the library. You don’t have to worry about returning it or any late fees. You can return your item early if you are finished with it; this will allow other patrons to check out and enjoy the item. To return an item early, please refer to the steps on this page for Overdrive (website) or on this help page for Libby (app)

If I Place a Hold on an eBook or Audiobook, How Will I Know When It’s Available?

Libby no longer offers to send email notifications by default on Android and iOS devices. Instead, Libby is able to let you know about a variety of messages via notifications through the app.   You can change which messages you receive in your app settings.  Never miss a hold again. For more info about Libby’s notifications.

If you place a hold via the OverDrive website you do have the option to have an email sent to you when your hold becomes avaialbe.

Once your hold is ready you have 72 hours to check-out the book or you have the option to defer your loan to a later date.  Deferring is a great way to keep your place in line while managing your reading bookshelf.

Why Can’t I Find the eBook or Audiobook I Am Looking for? or Why do I have to wait for a copy? Can't you just make another?

GLADL strives to buy the titles that you want to read. That is not always possible due to the publisher restrictions. If we do not have a title that you are looking for, you can always suggest a purchase. We will be happy to consider purchasing a title for you if it is available.

GLADL purchases a license for each copy of an eBook or audiobook in our collection. The license rules varies depends on the title and often only one person can borrow a copy at a time. We do buy more copies based on demand, so make sure to place a hold if you are waiting for a title.  Some copies are available for multiple users.

You can recommend a purchase on the Overdrive website when you find isn’t currently owned or via GLADL purchase suggestion webpage — please be sure to indicate you are looking for an ebook or e-audiobook.  Thanks!

 

My Library Card Has Been Replaced. Can I Still Use My OverDrive Account?

If you have replaced your library card, please let the library know that you are using OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks immediately. Your OverDrive account is connected to your card number. When your card number changes, GLADL must notify OverDrive in order to transfer your checked out titles and hold.  Please call 517-627-7014 or email questions@gladl.org