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.

Now, OverDrive app users are actively being encouraged to switch to Libby.

Currently, OverDrive app users are seeing 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.

Library Schools Hexagons

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
  • More ways for libraries to communicate with their users through the app

Frequently Asked Questions

What changed in July 2022?

Since the week of July 25, we have been actively encouraging OverDrive app users to switch to Libby. OverDrive app users now 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 are users being notified about this change?

Since the week of July 25, OverDrive users have been seeing 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.

This message links 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


Preparation Checklist


Marketing Kit

Transition to Libby Marketing Kit

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Website Resources

Libby Logos & Suggested Website Copy

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Staff Announcement Template



User Training Presentation Templates

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Visit Libby Help

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