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Saying Goodbye to the OverDrive App

If you’ve used the OverDrive app in the last few years, chances are you’ve been encouraged to make the switch to its sister app, Libby. Whether this encouragement came from a friend, family member, librarian, or a notification within the app itself, chances are you’ve heard about access to the OverDrive app ending at some point.

Well - time has come! The OverDrive app will officially be discontinued on May 1, 2023. But don’t worry! You can still access the same eBooks, audiobooks, and more on the Libby app.

If you haven’t made the switch already, it’s time to give Libby a try. All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card.

Libby also comes with some great features, like:

  • Tags to categorize books however you’d like—you can even sync your OverDrive wish list into a tag!

  • A central bookshelf for all loans and holds

  • Customizable notifications for holds and more

  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sonos speakers

  • Easy access to OverDrive support staff

Click here to learn more about making the switch to the Libby app.

If you need some hands on help with the transition, feel free to make an appointment for some one-on-one time with a librarian!

And if you’ve never tried digital reading through the library before, now is the perfect time to get started!

Note: AFL’s digital collection will continue to be available online via any web browser.

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