Overdrive App Retiring

On May 1, 2023, the OverDrive App will no longer allow you to access eBooks through Libby.

We encourage our patrons to make the switch to Libby, OverDrive’s newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people with the same goal of connecting you to your library and your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines.

OverDrive launched the Libby App in 2017, intending to create a simple and intuitive library app. OverDrive closely reviewed feedback from librarians and patrons and accessed what could be improved. Libby is now a great app for everyone, and there’s no longer a reason to have two apps that do the same thing.

Libby app
Reaching more readers with Libby

The original OverDrive app has been removed from the Google Play, Apple App, and Microsoft stores. Instead, new ebook users must download the Libby App to access OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks on their Android and iOS devices.

 Please install the free Libby App to access these books:


New Libby App Features

OverDrive states that Libby provides a better experience. Here are some Libby features not available in the original OverDrive app:


  • Easier onboarding for new users
  • A unified bookshelf for all loans and holds
  • Support for multiple library cards
  • Direct user support from OverDrive
  • A best-in-class eBook reader
  • Push notifications for ready holds
  • Same look and feel on both Android and iOS devices
  • Ability to export notes and highlights
  • Tags to track favorite reads, wish lists, and more
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay
  • Sonos speaker integration
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FAQs

Overdrive does transfer your currently checked-out book(s) and your holds but does not transfer your reading history, nor does it transfer your wish list.

To transfer your reading history and wish list to Libby, use the workarounds in their FAQ sheets.

Workaround for transferring your wish list:

Workaround for transferring your history:

We are here to help!

Contact our reference desk for any questions you may have by email: info@parklandlibrary.org

Or call during our regular business hours.

Kindle Fire & Libby

Libby is now available to download from the Amazon Appstore. Going forward, users with Amazon Fire tablets should download Libby directly from the Amazon Appstore instead of manually sideloading the app.

The OverDrive app will be removed from the Amazon Appstore on June 7, 2023. Fire tablet users who already have the OverDrive app installed can continue to use it for now, but it is no longer in active development. The OverDrive app will display messaging encouraging those with compatible devices to upgrade to Libby.

Read with Libby

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Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide!

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