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What is the difference between Libby and the OverDrive app?

Libby is the newer app from OverDrive. It provides a simpler way to start reading eBooks and audiobooks from the OverDrive digital library. The OverDrive app is no longer in active development and OverDrive only plans to support it for a limited time.

Which app should I use?

If you are just starting out, you’ll want to use the Libby app. You can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet, and even send your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle eReader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. You can also use Libby right in your web browser.

How do I use Libby if I have a non-Android 5.0+ or IOS 9+ device?

If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby to stream titles in your web browser at libbyapp.com. For the best functionality, use the latest version Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium). This site offers the same great features as the app-store version of Libby, minus the ability to download books for offline use. To access this functionality, users can download Libby for iOS or Android on a compatible device.