Libraries have been offering ebooks for years now, and we and the companies that provide them are constantly working to make the selection and reading experience better. Our provider for the Ohio Digital Library is a company called OverDrive, and they now offer a new app for reading and listening to books on most phones, tablets, and computers called Libby. (Their original app, simply called OverDrive, still works, and is the only app Amazon offers in their app store, so if you have a Kindle Fire and you need an app to read non-Kindle formatted ebooks or listen to eaudio, you still need to use OverDrive. Everyone else with an Android phone or tablet, an iPad or iPhone, a Windows or Mac computer, you can use Libby.)

The interface is a lot simpler, and there are fewer steps to check out and start enjoying your books. I’m such a big fan of the app, I’ll be teaching a class on how to use it Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m. If you’re interested, there are still seats and you can sign up for the class here. If you can’t make the class, this is the handout I’ll be passing out, and who knows, it just might be enough to get you going. And if neither of those work for you, Nate (the library’s very helpful tech guy) and I are available to help you out. Stop in or give us a call at 330.499.4712.


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