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The Libby App by OverDrive

Take note! The legacy OverDrive app will soon be retired and our digital library will best be enjoyed with Libby. Libby offers the same collection of digital titles from our library.

The OverDrive app will be removed from the App Stores (Google, Microsoft and Apple) in February 2022, but current users will be able to continue using it throughout the year until it is retired completely later in 2022. We strongly recommend switching to Libby!

All Belleville Public Library users will still be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy titles on the Ontario Library Service Consortium's OverDrive website.

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Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. It's free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

 

Getting Started With Libby

Watch this short video about getting started.

You can download Libby on:

  • an Apple iPhone or iPad with iOS 10+
  • an Android smartphone or tablet with 5.0+

If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge.

Signing into Libby

1. When asked if you have a library card, select Yes.

2. Find and select your library:

  • To have Libby find your library using your location, choose Yes, Guess my Library.
  • To search for your library by name, city, or postal code, choose I'll Search for a Library. Make sure you choose Belleville, Ontario (not Illinois!).

3. Follow the prompts to enter your card number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number).

Using Libby

Learn more about each feature with the links below:

Topic Help Article
Navigating the app Read
Borrowing a title Read
Viewing your progress in a book Read
Changing your reading settings Read
Viewing your progress in an audiobook Read
Managing notifications Read
Labeling the navigation icons in Libby Read

Visit Libby Help for Frequently Asked Questions, including browsing by subject, searching for a series, filtering by availability and format, using tags, managing your holds, and more.

OverDrive Magazines

Enjoy magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks all in one place. OverDrive Magazines can be read on the Ontario Library Service Consortium's OverDrive website and in Libby.

OverDrive Magazines have no circulation cap and allow unlimited simultaneous use, so you can enjoy every issue of every magazine. Read the latest issues and up to 3 years of back issues.

Click here to browse the OverDrive Magazines you can read. For help with reading OverDrive Magazines in Libby, see this page on Libby Help.

OverDrive Magazines

Kobo eReaders

You can transfer ebooks from Libby to some Kobo eReaders using free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your Windows or Mac computer. See this guide for instructions.

Some Kobo eReaders have a built-in OverDrive feature, allowing you to borrow and download books from the library straight to your eReader. For details and instructions, see Kobo's guide or OverDrive's guide.

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets

You cannot download Libby from the Amazon Appstore yet, but Kindle Fire users can sideload Libby onto their device manually with OverDrive's APK (Android Package file). Once the APK is installed, the Libby app will appear and function like any other app on your Fire tablet. See this guide for instructions.