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Tech Note: check out ebooks from your local library with the Libby app!

June 7, 2018

If you would like to be able to read books from your local library on your tablet or phone, it actually is possible with the Libby app.  Although I have never used OverDrive itself, it turns out that Libby can sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more cards for each library, and can download books and audiobooks for offline reading.  And, if your library is one located in the USA, if you prefer reading on your Kindle, Libby can send your library books to it.

So…yesterday I downloaded the Android version of Libby, and signed in to my local library with my library card, and have actually read Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology on Kindle through Libby!  If this interests you, Libby is available for Android, Apple and Microsoft tablets and phones.  OverDrive is compatible with more devices, including Kindle Fire, Macs, and PCs, so if your primary device is a PC rather than a tablet or phone, you may want to try OverDrive.  (This site has a good overview of the differences between Libby and OverDrive.)

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