Here is what you need to start enjoying digital books from the ORL eBooks collection using the new Libby App
1. Are you comfortable using tablets or smartphones?
You will have to download an app to your tablet or smartphone to allow you to borrow digital books from the ORL.
2. Do you have access to a wireless Internet connection?
It is needed to download digital books directly to your tablet or smartphone.
3. Do you have a compatible tablet or smartphone that will let you borrow digital books from the library?The Libby App can be downloaded to the following devices:
4. Do you have an ORL card and PIN Code?
You will need both to borrow digital books. If you do not know your PIN code, please visit your closest library branch. Or, you can reset your PIN code online if your email address is associated with your library account
Visit your app store and download the free Libby App (search for Libby OverDrive) to your tablet or smartphone.
When you first open the Libby App, you will see a Meet Libby screen. Tap on the Hi! button to get started.
Tap on Find My Library.
Your tablet or smartphone may be set up to detect where you are, in which case you will see the nearest Okanagan Regional Library branch. Tap Yes if your library branch is shown. Or tap No… to find your library.
You may also be prompted to look up your library by typing its name, Okanagan Regional Library, or type in your city or postal code.
In the list of matching libraries, tap on your library.
The ORL eBooks website, https://orl.overdrive.com , will open in the Libby App.
Tap Add Your Card on the Search the catalogue screen.
Entire your 14-digit library card barcode number (without spaces) and your PIN code.
The app will remember your card so you will always be ready to borrow books with just one tap! No need to sign in each time.
You should sign in with an OverDrive Account. This will allow you to download and open the digital books on devices that make use of the OverDrive App or Adobe Digital Editions.
You can find out more about the features of the OverDrive Account at the following OverDrive Help link: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1481535.
You can add multiple library cards to the app!
Name the cards, so you know which one is which:
Switch between cards:
When you open the Libby App, or when you tap the Library link at the bottom left of the app screen, you will see the ORL eBooks website where you can search for books.
Tap the Search the catalog… link in the top left corner of the screen to find your next favourite book.
Or, scroll down the screen to browse the collections and genres featured.
You can see if a book is available or not on search results pages or the book’s info page.
Tap on the cover image of the book if you want to see book summaries, samples, read-alikes, and lending options.
Tap on Borrow to check-out the book.
On the next screen, confirm or change your loan period. Tap the underlined loan period link and select the new loan period (7, 14, or 21 days - The loan period you choose will also be used for the next book you borrow).
Tap Borrow! to confirm.
On the You have borrowed screen, you have three option you can choose
If you book has not already downloaded, you can do so from the Shelf screen.
Tap the cloud icon, a drop-down menu will open, tap download.
Once the download is complete, you can start enjoying your book. Tap on the Open Book link to start enjoying.
If your book has a cloud icon next to it, it means that it is not yet downloaded and you can read or listen to it over an internet connection.
This option is useful if you want to save space on your mobile device.
Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to start enjoying your book online.
The default download setting for the Libby App is that digital books will download automatically over a Wi-Fi connection.
You can change these settings in the app.
You may renew your digital book, if there are no other holds on it. The option becomes available three days before book is due.
The item’s new loan period begins the day of the renewal.
If there are holds on the book, you will see a Place a Hold link instead. Tap on this link to request the book again, you will be added to the waiting list for the book.
You can return digital books early from the Loans page of your Shelf screen on the Libby App.
If you have also downloaded the digital book to the OverDrive mobile or desktop app, or if you have downloaded the digital book to Adobe Digital Editions, you will need to use that app or program to return the digital book early.
If you had downloaded the eBook or eAudiobook to the OverDrive App on a smartphone or tablet...
If you had downloaded the eBook to Adobe Digital Editions to transfer to an eReader...
If you have downloaded an eAudiobook to OverDrive desktop program on a Windows computer...
(Please note that eAudiobooks downloaded to Mac computers cannot be returned early).
Need Further Help?
Visit your nearest library branch.
Call the toll-free eBook Help Line: 1-855-853-2665.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, in your email, please include:
Please note that if your ORL card has expired or you have outstanding late fees of $20.00 or more, you'll be unable to borrow from this collection. Please visit your library branch to re-activate your card.