You may have heard the news by now that OverDrive, Inc. has decided to discontinue the OverDrive app in 2023. You may be wondering, “What does this mean for me? I love having free eBook access from the library!” Have no fear! OverDrive, Inc. has a second library app called Libby that will give you all the same access to the library’s eBook and audio book collection with a more user friendly app experience! Libby is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines. Staff from the Aurora Public Library District will be with you every step of the transition. Feel free to give us a call at 812-926-0646 with any questions or stop into the Aurora or Dillsboro Branch with your device for in-person help with the new app. Make the switch soon because the OverDrive app will be completely discontinued by the end of April 2023.
Why is the OverDrive app being discontinued?
OverDrive, Inc. has decided to focus their efforts on Libby and providing the best reading experience in one app. Unfortunately this is beyond the Library’s control.
Can I use Libby with my Kindle Fire?
Yes! You can sideload the app on your Kindle Fire tablet. Sideloading apps from sources you trust is safe and easy. Follow these instructions from Libby to sideload the app on your Kindle Fire.
What devices can I use with Libby?
You can download the Libby app on your mobile device or use Libby in your computer’s web browser.
You can download Libby on:
-iOS 10+ (get it from the Apple App Store)
-Android 5.0+ (get it on Google Play)
-Fire OS 5+ (get it directly from OverDrive Inc, the developers of Libby)
If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge.
How do I sign in?
When you open Libby for the first time, follow the prompts to find our library and sign in with your library card and pin number. Make sure you choose the Aurora Public Library in Indiana and not Colorado or Illinois. It will say Indiana Digital Library. If you don’t have a pin number or do not remember it please give us a call so we can set one up for you.
Will my current loans and holds carry over to Libby?
Yes, your current loans and holds from the OverDrive app will be added to Libby as soon as you add your library card.
Note: Reading progress and bookmarks from the OverDrive app won’t sync to Libby when you switch. You may want to finish your current loans before switching or make a note of your progress and manually pick up where you left off in Libby.
How do I navigate the app?
Using the icons in the footer, you can:
-Tap to search for titles.
-Tap to open the library collection you were most recently browsing.
-Tap to see your loans, holds, and tags for all your libraries.
-Tap to see your timeline.
Check out Libby’s FAQ page for more frequently asked questions.