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The OverDrive app vs The Libby app: Finding books

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • Marissa Gillett
The ease of finding your next great read is one of many things that sets the Libby app apart. If you are anything like me, browsing around your library’s collection is one of your favorite pastimes. I can spend hours sitting out on my patio reading book descriptions and adding anticipated reads to my TBR […]

The OverDrive app vs. The Libby app: Multiple library card support

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • Marissa Gillett
One of the biggest differences between the OverDrive app and Libby is how Libby supports multiple library card holders and families that prefer to put their own library cards on a shared device with a unified bookshelf. You can add additional library cards from other library systems from the Menu. Under your libraries, tap add […]

The OverDrive app vs. The Libby app: The onboarding process

  • Mar 31, 2022
  • Marissa Gillett
When OverDrive launched our legacy app, our goal was to get books into as many people’s hands as possible. Over the next several years, feedback started pouring in about what features you would like to see implemented into our reading app. Enter Libby. The Libby app was designed from the ground up as a new […]

A beginner’s guide to navigating the Libby app

  • Feb 25, 2022
  • Marissa Gillett
The first step in using the Libby app is understanding the difference between all the icons in the navigation bar. Trying out a new app can be overwhelming for some, but part of my job on the Digital Bookmobile is to make learning how to use the Libby app simple and easy. Let’s break down […]

5 answers the internet wants to know about the Libby app

  • Jan 28, 2022
  • Marissa Gillett
Last week I battled a silly little cold that had me down for the count. While snuggled into bed with approximately seven blankets wrapped around me, I binged GQ’s ‘Actually Me’ series, where celebs answer the internet’s most burning questions about themselves. As someone who often browses different Reddit communities like r/books and r/audiobooks in […]

Our favorite Libby app features and updates of 2021

  • Dec 31, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
With each passing year, Libby grows into an even better and brighter librarian, and 2021 was no exception. From existing feature enhancements to new ways to discover more content, there are so many exciting changes that launched in the Libby app this year. Here are some of our favorites: Databases & Streaming Media Services Libraries […]