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Frequently Asked Questions

  • We license our digital content from a number of companies (library vendors). The vendors require us to only allow our customers to access their products. For most products we are only licensed for the citizens of Edmonton. Your library card confirms your identity for the library vendors websites.
  • Currently, for an eBook or eAudiobook to display in Libby by OverDrive, opens a new window, it needs to be available in the Read format (for eBooks) or Listen format (for eAudiobooks). Sometimes, pre-order titles do not yet have one of these formats available ahead of their release date, which prevents the title from displaying in Libby by OverDrive, opens a new window. We are actively working to address this issue and plan to have it resolved ahead of the OverDrive app being discontinued. 

  • OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app and making Libby by OverDrive, opens a new window the primary way for you to access titles. The first step was to remove the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store in February 2022. OverDrive’s goal is to move most customers over to Libby by OverDrive, opens a new window by then end of 2022 and fully discontinue the legacy app in early 2023.  

  • After February 2022, if you already have OverDrive for Windows or OverDrive for Mac, you can continue using those applications without disruption. However, OverDrive will no longer support new downloads of those applications.

    As technology continues to evolve and trend toward the use of mobile devices, OverDrive does not plan to build support in Libby for downloading audiobooks to a desktop computer and transferring them to an MP3 player.

  • Kindle Fire users can download Libby onto their device manually, opens a new window, as Libby by OverDrive, opens a new window is not currently available to download directly from the Amazon Appstore. OverDrive has requested information and a timeline for approval from Amazon but has not yet received an update. Kindle Fire users can also stream eBooks and eAudiobooks in their browser from libbyapp.com or our OverDrive website, opens a new window. 

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