Answered By: Meg Holle
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018     Views: 17785

OverDrive's Libby app is an alternative to the OverDrive app. It's great for first-time users of OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks, but it doesn't yet have some features, like a multilingual interface, accessibility options and more. The OverDrive app will remain an option for the foreseeable future.

Not sure which app is right for you? Check out our comparison of current device compatibility, collections and features:

 


OverDrive


Libby

Device Compatibility
iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
OS 9+ 

OS 9+ 
Mac
Android
Android 4.0+ 

Android 4.4+
Chromebook
OS 41+ 
Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows Phones
Kindle Fire coming soon
Kindle eReader
Send items to your eReader from the app on another device.
Collections
eBooks
eAudiobooks
Streaming video
Features
Simplified download process
Just tap borrow—no need to select a format.
 
Borrowing history
Place holds and view your place in line
Estimated hold wait times
Sign in to multiple libraries with one or more library cards  
Customizable browsing options  
Separate collections for Kids and Teens
Dedicated collections that display content only for kids or teens.
Dyslexic font
Compatibility with screen readers coming soon
Multilingual interface coming soon
Wish List
Save titles to check out at another time. Library specific.
 
Tags
Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wishlist, school, beach—whatever you like! Device specific.
 
eBook highlighting and annotations
Recommend for purchase
If you search for an item not in the collection, recommend it for purchase with just a tap.
coming soon


 

Need help?
Call us at 512-974-7400, Option 1, or come to Tech Time for hands-on help with setup and troubleshooting.

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