OverDrive, Inc, is the platform used by most public libraries to allow their patrons to access eBooks, eAudiobooks and even videos. Libby is a newer app released by OverDrive that offers the same collection of titles as OverDrive, offering a fast and attractive digital browsing experience.
Libby is compatible with Android and iOS (Apple) devices and can be used in the browser on computers and tablets. Libby is great if you just want to download a book to your Android or iOS phone or tablet.
OverDrive is the “classic” app, and is compatible with more devices, including Kindle Fire and Windows mobile devices. It also allows for transfer to e-readers and MP3 players from computers.
Libby is newer, and doesn’t yet have all of the features that the OverDrive app does, such as the ability to recommend titles for purchase or robust accessibility features. These may be added to Libby over time.
The first step in accessing OverDrive or Libby is to have a library card from a WI library. Next you need to setup a password for your Library Account. Your library card number and unique password are required to start borrowing materials through OverDrive/Libby. If you don’t have a library card then you can drop into your nearest public library to obtain one.
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