Libby, by Overdrive is the new app for accessing eBooks and e-Audiobooks through Kentucky Libraries Unbound. It is available for Android, iOS and Windows devices in their App stores now, and here are three reasons to give it a try!
1) THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO SET IT UP IS YOUR LIBRARY CARD! Libby authenticates with just your library card number, making it a snap to get started and to have your checkouts synced on multiple devices. You won’t need to remember an Overdrive account or an Adobe ID anymore. It can also store up to five cards making it easy to use on a device shared by the whole family!
To get started with Libby, all you have to do is:
II. Tap to open the app
III. Tap the “Find My Library” button to let Libby use your location to find the nearest KLU library and confirm itIV. Tap the “Add a Card” icon on the KLU homepage and enter your library and library card number
V. Once your card is loaded, all you have to do is find a book to borrow and start reading
2) NEW SEARCH FEATURES MAKE BROWSING THE COLLECTION EASY! Libby has new search functionality that make it easy to filter your results with just a tap. At the top of your search results page there will be links that sort the results by format and subjects.
Search results also have several new features to help you quickly review them:
- The cover image will move to the left side of the search results when the title is checked out to you or on hold.
- Checked out items show the days remaining in the loan period and have a link to open the title.
- Items with a wait list will show how many people are already on hold just to the right of the ‘place hold’ button.
3) THE NAVIGATION BAR MAKES FINDING EVERYTHING EASY! The Navigation bar across the bottom, puts the collection, your book shelf and your most recent title just one tap away at all times.With over 70,000 titles in Kentucky Libraries Unbound, there’s an eBook or e-Audiobook just waiting for you to try with Libby today!
–Katie Widener became the Digital Services Librarian this past March, having been a Reference Librarian at BCPL since 2011. She’s a Burlington native and has Bachelors’ degrees in English and Humanities from U of L and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from UK.