Library patrons can use the Libby app to download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free from the library. It offers the same collection as OverDrive but with an alternative look. Click here to learn more about Libby. When searching for your library, type in "Ontario Library Consortium".
You still have the option of access OverDrive's collection through your browser or the Overdrive app. You also have the option of using the Hoopla Digital platform, which is an entirely separate collection of library downloadables.
More about Libby
Why did OverDrive choose the name “Libby?”
The new app intentionally has a different name and brand to appeal to a new audience—and reposition to past users—to provide a fresh opportunity to bring them to the library. Libby guides readers along their way in a warm, personal and friendly way.
Will the Libby app replace the OverDrive app?
No. If you’re a current user of the OverDrive app and love using it, please keep doing so. Whether you’re a new user or a current OverDrive app user interested in a new reading experience, give Libby a try.
Should we promote both Libby and the OverDrive app to our patrons at the same time?
We recommend promoting Libby to new users, and later in 2017, we’ll begin encouraging existing OverDrive app users to switch to Libby. The OverDrive app offers some features Libby doesn’t yet offer, like accessibility, eReading Rooms, Recommend to Library, streaming video and a multilingual interface, so if a user requires those features, the OverDrive app will be a better option for now.
Can a user use both the OverDrive app and Libby and the same time?
Yes, but we recommend using one or the other for the best experience because the apps are not fully synced.
What features are not available in Libby?
We’re continuing to develop Libby to offer important features like accessibility, eReading Rooms, Recommend to Library and multilingual support. We expect to have some of these features available by Fall 2017. If a patron requires and/or enjoys any of these features, we recommend the OverDrive app for now.
How will Libby users find Help and Support?
Libby help is available at https://help.libbyapp.com and is also available via the Tips & Secrets option in the app’s menu. Note: OverDrive will provide direct end user support for Libby.