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Note: The Libby app is not available to download for Windows devices. You can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com and enjoy books and magazines online.
When you first open the Libby App, follow the on-screen prompts to add your library name, Okanagan Regional Library, and to add your library card number (no spaces), and your PIN.(Unsure of your PIN? Reset your PIN code online if your email address is associated with your library account).
After your information is entered, the ORL’s OverDrive digital book collection will open in the Libby App.
To search for a book, tap the Search icon (Magnifying Glass) at the bottom of the screen and enter the title, author, or topic.
To browse through collection, tap the Library icon (Library Building), then tap on a featured guide or list.
Tap on the cover image of the book if you want to see its info page, which has book summaries, samples series info, and lending options.
You can see if a book is available or not on search results pages or the book’s info page
A Place Hold link means the book is out on loan to another patron. Tap on Place Hold to be put on a waiting list for digital books out on loan.
When your hold becomes available, you will be notified, and you will have a 3-day window go to your Shelf and borrow your book.
A Borrow link means the book is available.
Tap Borrow check-out the book.
On the next screen, confirm or change your loan period. Tap the underlined loan period link and select the new loan period (7, 14, or 21 days - The loan period you choose will also be used for the next book you borrow).
Tap Borrow! to confirm.
On the You have borrowed screen, you have three option you can choose
If you are on a Wi-Fi connection, your book gets downloaded to your Shelf immediately. Tap Open Book to start enjoying it right away.
If your book has not already downloaded, you can do so from the Shelf screen:
Tap the Download icon (cloud and arrow) next to the cover image of the book
In the box that appears, tap Download to confirm.
Once the download is complete, tap Open in Libby and enjoy!
If your book Download icon (cloud and arrow) next to it, that means it is not yet downloaded and you can read or listen to it over an internet connection (Wi-Fi recommended).
This option is useful if you want to save space on your mobile device. Just tap the cover image to start reading!
The default download setting for the Libby App is that loans will download automatically over a Wi-Fi connection.
You can change these settings in the app.
Follow the on-screen directions to select the options you want.
You can renew a book within 3 days of the end of its lending period.
The item’s new loan period begins the day of the renewal.
If there are holds on the book, you will see a Place a Hold link instead. Tap on this link to request the book again, you will be added to the waiting list for the book.
Books are automatically removed from your library account on its due date. You can return them early, too:
The Libby App offers push notifications, these are messages that appear on the screen of the smartphone or tablet you are using Libby on. They tell you when holds are ready, when loans are expiring, and more.
You can manage which notifications to receive, or you set up the app so that you receive emailed notifications.
You can choose which notifications you would like to receive from the Libby App, here is how to do it:
From the Libby App.
These notifications are device-specific - if you have Libby App on your smartphone and on your tablet, you can set up Manage Notifications for each one so that notifications do not display on your smartphone and that they are displayed on your tablet.
If you have a smartphone or tablet that doesn’t support push notifications (or if you have push notifications turned off for your apps through your device's settings), you can receive notifications by email. The Libby App will display notifications in its menu, by default, so here is how to set up email notifications.
Your timeline displays all titles you’ve borrowed, placed on hold, renewed, and returned. Tap Actions to manage your timeline.
Tags help you organize books you’ve read or want to read. They’re for your personal use (and are not shared with your library or OverDrive).
Tap Tag on a book’s info page and select one from the list. To create your own tags (including emoji tags), tap Add. To find your tagged books, go to your Shelf (Bookstack icon). Tap any of the tags listed at the top of the screen. From there, you can tap a tag to view it, rename it, delete it, or untag titles.
Please note: While tags now sync across devices, you may wish to export and save your tags as a precaution if you ever need to deleted and re-install the Libby App.
You can set list preferences to filter your search results. That way, you’ll only see content you’re interested in when browsing and searching.
After searching for books, tap Preferences. Select your desired availability, format, language, audience, and sorting options, then tap Apply Preferences.
Tap the Menu icon (≡), then Manage Cards.
Tap Actions on the old library card.
Tap Remove Card, then Yes, Remove Card.
Next, tap Add a Card, and follow the prompts to enter your new library card number and PIN code. Your loans and holds associated with your old card will now appear for your new card.
For complete instructions, visit the Libby Help site.
Call us at 1-844-649-8127.
Email email@example.com, in your email, please include:
Note: If your ORL card has expired. you'll be unable to borrow from this collection. Call your library branch to renew an expired card.