The following information is for your awareness only–no changes are coming for your library or the existing OverDrive app at this time.
Meet Libby, from OverDrive Labs
Libby, an app inspired by user and library feedback and designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Working directly with your library’s virtual branch, Libby is a new option to make sure eBooks and audiobooks are available to be enjoyed and shared by all. And just like the amazing library professionals, Libby guides you along the way. Libby is warm, personal, and friendly, and wants to make it easy for your users to get to reading.
Libby was engineered from the ground up with easy browsing, powerful search, enhanced filters, prominent librarian curation, and an integrated eBook reader and audiobook player with OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen. Readers are always one tap away from their library, the title they are reading, and their bookshelf. During the Libby beta period, OverDrive will collect and respond to feedback from users and library staff. OverDrive is committed to continue to develop the beta product to include important features for accessibility and localization.
What This Means to You:
To repeat, no changes are coming for the OverDrive site or app at this time. The website, app, and OverDrive Help instructions will continue to promote only the OverDrive app at this time. If you or your users would like to give Libby a try, you can download the app in major app stores beginning today, and OverDrive welcomes your feedback. Because it’s available in the major app stores (under OverDrive Labs), your users may stumble upon it. But rest assured, OverDrive will provide direct end user support for Libby users.