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Digital Resources

Overdrive & Libby Help

HELP WITH OVERDRIVE

Users are able to use either the OverDrive or Libby app for ebooks and eaudiobooks but Libby is the newer and more popular option for patrons. 

9/25/20: The WPLC Digital Library Steering Committee voted to change the default lending period for new users from 7 days to 14 for both audiobooks and ebooks. This change has been made and will take effect immediately for new users.

3/3/20: Hold Redelivery is now live. Hold redelivery will replace auto-checkout for all new and existing holds. This allows users to suspend a hold even after it has been made available to them, maintaining their place on the wait list. After receiving a notification that their hold is ready, users will have three options.

  1. They can borrow the title within three days.
  2. They can suspend the hold by selecting "delivery later" which passes the book to the next person on the list while maintaining the user's place in line.
  3. They can cancel the hold. Hopefully, this new function will connect more users with their wanted books and decrease the frustration which sometimes occurs when multiple holds come in at once. 


 

HANDOUTS & RESOURCES

Checkout Time Policies for Titles in Wisconsin's Digital Library
MCFLS Staff Training Presentation Dec 12, 2019 at MCFLS (Online Video  | Google Slides)
WPLC's OverDrive Course
MCFLS Getting Started with OverDrive Chart by Device (PDF)
OverDrive Status Page
Setting your Reading History in the OverDrive & Libby Apps (NOTE: CountyCat only shows your current loans and holds but does not offer a history of past titles)
Top Ten Libby & OverDrive Questions Answered
Additional Overdrive Help 

HELP FOR KINDLE & KINDLE FIRE TABLETS

Kindle Readers only support OverDrive e-books. Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX tablets support OverDrive/Libby e-books and e-audiobooks. SEE ALSO: Amazon's Kindle App Help.

Kindle Readers

Patrons can log into Wisconsin's Digital Library site and after borrowing a title, choose to Download to use with the Kindle. The person will need to log into his/her Amazon account page and add the book to his/her Kindle. From there click Get Library Book.


 

Kindle Fire Tablets