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Getting Started with the Libby App

Libby App instructions for Overdrive

  • Download the Libby App from the Play Store if you have an Android Device or the App Store if you have an Apple Device.
  • Check Yes if you have a library card. If not, contact your library.
  • Choose "Search for a Library" or type in Oneida County Library.
  • Select Oneida County District (Idaho Digital Consortium)
  • Click Oneida County District
  • Enter your Library Card Number with a capital "P" in front of it. Example: P111
  • Enter your Last name with a capital first letter. Example: Doe
  • Click Next, and you should have full access to the eBook Library

Searching for a Book on the Libby App

  • There are different ways to search for a book.
  • Use the magnifying glass search tool to search for a specific title, author, or keyword.
  • Select "Explore" to browse different collections and genres.
  • Libby has eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Magazines.
  • eAudiobooks have a headphones icon on the image of the book cover.  You can refine search results by selecting "+ preferences" and refining your search settings
  • Borrowing a book - To borrow an item, click on the book cover image. You will be prompted to "Borrow the item" if it is currently available or "Place a hold" if it is currently checked out by another user.
  • If you click "Borrow," the next screen will prompt you to click "Borrow" a second time. After you click Borrow, you will be given the option to either "Keep browsing" or "Go to the shelf to read or listen to your book.
  • If you click "Place a Hold," you will be asked to enter your email address. You will be notified via email when your hold is available for checkout. Your holds and checkouts can be viewed by clicking "Shelf."
  • Open Book - Select Kindle if you have an Amazon account. This will take you to your Amazon Account. You will need your Amazon password. Select deliver the book to the Kindle App of your choice. If you select Libby, you will go to the Libby bookshelf.
  • Reading or Listening to a book - Your "Shelf" is where everything you have checked out can be found. Tap on a book cover to start reading or listening. The Libby app will save your progress.
  • Late Fees - Don't worry about late fees.  Books in Libby return themselves once the loan period ends. You will have the option to renew your item unless there is a hold on the item.  You can return a book early by selecting Manage Loan on your shelf.