Reaching more
readers with Libby

To help your library welcome more users to Libby, the legacy OverDrive app is being discontinued in early 2023.

This change will simplify how you promote your digital collection, train your staff, support your users, and promote the best reading experience for everyone, Libby.

As a first step, the OverDrive app was removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store on February 23, 2022.

As a next step, starting in July 2022, OverDrive app users will be actively encouraged to switch to Libby.

OverDrive app users will see a message in the app prompting them to make the switch with a link to a resource page about the transition to Libby.

Later this year, this in-app message will be updated to remind your users about this change.

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Reasons to love Libby


Reading a magazine

Reading a magazine

Discovering your next favorite read

Discovering your next favorite read

Exploring "Extras"

Exploring “Extras”

What’s on the roadmap:

  • A new way for users to express interest in titles that aren’t in your collection—planned for later this year
  • More ways for libraries to communicate with their users through the app

Frequently Asked Questions


What’s changing in July 2022?

Starting the week of July 25, we will actively encourage OverDrive app users to switch to Libby. OverDrive app users will see a message prompting them to make the switch along with a link to a resource page that talks about the great features in Libby and provides help getting started.

How will users be notified about this change?

Beginning the week of July 25, OverDrive app users will see the following message in the app:

In early 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. Upgrade to Libby today.

In Libby, you’ll find the same great titles from your library, in a beautiful, modern, easy-to-use app.

Your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby. Learn more about this change.

The message will link to an informational page about Libby features, FAQs, and next steps for getting started with Libby.

We encourage you to use the Transitioning to Libby marketing kit we’ve created to encourage your users to switch to Libby.

Resources and next steps


PDF

Preparation Checklist

Download

Marketing Kit

Transition to Libby Marketing Kit

View resources

Website Resources

Libby Logos & Suggested Website Copy

View resources

WORD DOC

Staff Announcement Template

Download

TRAINING KITS

User Training Presentation Templates

View resources

QUESTIONS?

Visit Libby Help

View resources

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