Library Notes: OverDrive’s Libby App Releases New Design, New Options – Salisbury Publish



By Amber Covington
Rowan Public Library

Avid Overdrive customers could have observed a number of adjustments within the Libby app earlier this month. In early April, Overdrive launched Libby 9.0 to enhance person capabilities. Libby, the cell app that gives entry to Rowan Public Library’s digital collections, now permits customers to obtain push or e mail notifications for magazines, the flexibility to sync a wishlist between the OverDrive app and Libby, and has a brand new design app structure for customers accessing their account.

With the brand new customizable choices, customers have the flexibility to make use of good tags. This function allows notifications for magazines. As a substitute of guessing when a brand new concern is obtainable, use the Notify Me function to obtain an SMS or e mail notification. At present, the app signifies that this function shall be out there for books and audiobooks quickly. Moreover, Overdrive app customers can now share and sync their wishlists with Libby utilizing a single tag. This permits gadgets to be borrowed utilizing the Overdrive app or the Libby app.

Discovering e-books, audiobooks and magazines is completely different within the app. A function on the library assortment dwelling web page shows titles in group tags akin to new, standard, topic, availability, or random choice. The brand new dwelling web page permits customers to customise which gadgets seem first and can proceed to replace to indicate gadgets of curiosity to the account holder. The up to date footer close to the underside of the display options up to date icons that permit for straightforward navigation throughout the app. It permits customers to go looking titles quicker and overview gadgets on the shelf which might be at present checked out or pending.

Uncover the brand new options of Libby in the present day together with your library card and PIN. Need assistance downloading or discovering a function on the app? On-line assets can be found at assist.libbyapp.com. For guided help, go to or name the closest Rowan Public Library department.

Amber Covington is Technical Providers Supervisor at Rowan Public Library.

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