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LibbyWhat is Libby, by OverDrive?

Access popular ebooks and audiobooks for free using your library card and this friendly, easy-to-use app.

 

Getting Started

  • Install “Libby, by OverDrive” free from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, or the Windows Store.
  • In Libby, follow the prompts to find the Bloomfield Township Public Library and enter your library card number and last name.

Navigating the App

In the footer

  • Tap Library to search the Bloomfield Township Public Library collection, Metro Net Library Consortium.
  • Tap Shelf to find your Loans, Holds, Tags, and Activity Timeline.

When you find an available ebook or audiobook you want, tap Borrow. By default, titles are automatically downloaded for offline use when connected to Wi-Fi. Tap the Libby icon in the upper right, then select Set Up Libby and Choose Download Behavior to change this setting.

Finding a Book or Audiobook

Browse the lists on the home page, such as “what’s new” or “what’s popular?” Tap a link above your results to narrow your search. Tap Refine to sort or limit your search.

Search the catalog. Type a title, author, or keyword in the search box at the top of the app. Tap More Options for advanced searching.

Set your search preferences. You can screen out items that you’re not interested in. Tap + Preferences to set preferences for all of your searches. Your settings will hold until you opt out of them or override with Refine.

Additional Resources

Tap the Libby icon in the upper right and select Learn Libby or Help & Support for tutorials or help resources.

Updated 6/2019