Reaching more
readers with Libby

To help your library welcome more users to Libby, we are sunsetting the legacy OverDrive app at the end of April 2023.

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

The OverDrive app was removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store on February 23, 2022.

Now, OverDrive app users are actively being encouraged to switch to Libby. They see a message in the app prompting them to make the switch with a link to a resource page about the transition to Libby.

In the weeks before the OverDrive app is discontinued, users will see a final notice reminding them to upgrade to Libby.

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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”

  • Easy onboarding for new users
  • A unified bookshelf for all loans and holds
  • Support for multiple library cards
  • Direct user support from OverDrive
  • Best-in-class ebook reader and audiobook player
  • Wish list syncing
  • Push notifications
  • Support for multiple world languages
  • Access to extra learning or entertainment resources (like Kanopy, Craftsy, Universal Class, Indieflix, and more) from your library
  • Sonos speaker integration
  • Shelf talkers to highlight librarian expertise
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support

What’s on the roadmap:

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

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

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