The United States currently has 160 million people who don’t yet know about all the goodness libraries have to offer. To enlighten these potential library users about the wonderment of reading, OverDrive has introduced a new way to find and engage with their local library. Libby, the new one-tap reading app built by OverDrive, is the quickest and easiest way to get started reading and discovering digital library content from anywhere in the world.
Libby was designed based on guidance from librarians and the feedback of thousands of beta users to provide a reading experience perfect for all users. At the same time, Libby makes bringing new users to the library a snap through its intuitive and simple interface. By bringing in new users, libraries will be able to reach more of their community and introduce them to more valuable programs and free online services everyday.
Features users will love
Libby was engineered to create a simple, unique reading experience for users of all ages and to represent how librarians bring readers and books together. With Libby, readers are always one tap away from the library, their bookshelf and the books they’re reading (or listening to!). They have the option to download titles for online and offline reading or stream them to save space. Libby remembers a reader’s place in the book as well as notes and bookmarks across devices.
OverDrive’s best-in-class technology also enables Libby to present any ebook or audiobook in a simple, beautiful format regardless if the title is a novel, comic or graphic novel, reference material, cookbook or Read-Along. Thanks to Libby’s powerful curation and filtering tools, local librarians can make recommendations specifically for their communities to make sure users are always just moments away from their next great reading adventure.
Learn more about Libby
We’re excited that Libby will help bring more people to discover the power of libraries. If you have questions about Libby, please contact your OverDrive Account Specialist or visit our Libby Resource Center. If users have questions, we’ve created a help page for them as well. Our team will be at ALA demo’ing Libby to library partners all weekend long, so if you’re attending, be sure to stop by booth #1834 to discover everything this new reading experience has to offer.