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Three Libby tips and tricks you may not know

By Joe Skelley | Jun 19, 2020

Three Libby tips and tricks you may not know

Libby is pretty intuitive, making it easy to borrow a title and begin reading within just a few minutes, but I wanted to highlight some of Libby’s lesser-known features that you can utilize while reading from home. Especially now that we have welcomed so many new users to Libby since sheltering in place. Here are three things I think every Libby user should know:

You can use the definition feature to discover far more than what a word means

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Defining words directly in the text has always been one of my favorite things about Libby, as I love non-fiction and often read books on topics that I don’t know much about, but you should know that you aren’t limited to defining single words found in the dictionary. Have you ever come across a character talking about an obscure TV show that was before your time? Maybe you like to read about adventures in foreign lands and get lost when they reference a landmark you have never heard of. If you are anything like me, you can not continue reading until you know exactly what they are referring to.

You no longer have to set your book aside to look up anything in Google! You can “define” anything from famous paintings to the names of generals in niche battles in WWII. If there is a Wikipedia page on it out there, Libby will likely give you a little blurb to give you the 411.

To define a word or words in an ebook:

  1. Tap and hold the word.
  2. Tap Define.

Notes and highlights can be accessed even after a title is returned