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. Reset your PIN code online if your email address is associated with your library account.
Watch the tutorial for Android Smartphones and Tablets
Watch the tutorial for iPhone and iPads
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 be prompted to set the app up with a library card. Follow the on screen prompts to add your library name, Okanagan Regional Library, and to add your library card.
After your information is entered, the ORL eBooks collection will open in the Libby App.
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 For A Book… 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 are on a Wi-Fi connection, your borrowed book gets downloaded to your Shelf immediately. Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to start enjoying your digital book right away.
If you book has not already downloaded, you can do so from the Shelf screen:
Once the download is complete, you can start enjoying your book. Tap on the Read Book or Open Audiobook link and enjoy!
If your book has a Download link and dashed-line circle 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.
While digital books are returned automatically at the end of their loan period, you can also return digital books early from the Loans page of your Shelf screen on the Libby App.
The Libby App offers push notifications to tell you when holds are ready, when loans are expiring, and more. These are notifications that appear right on the screen of the smartphone or tablet you are using Libby on.
You can choose which notifications you would like to receive from the Libby App, here is how to do it:
From the Libby App.
These notifications are device-specific - if you have Libby App on your smartphone and on your tablet, you can set up Manage Notifications for each one so that notifications do not display on your smartphone and that they are displayed on your tablet.
If you have a smartphone or tablet that doesn’t support push notifications (or if you have push notifications turned off for your apps through your device's settings), you can receive notifications by email. The Libby App will display notifications in its menu, by default, so here is how to set up email notifications.
To change your email address, scroll down to the bottom of the Manage Notifications screen and select the Change this? link.
Your timeline displays all titles you’ve borrowed, placed on hold, renewed, and returned. To find your activity go to Shelf, then scroll down to the bottom and tap See your timeline. Tap Actions to manage your timeline or swipe left on a title to remove it.
Tags help you organize books you’ve read or want to read. They’re for your personal use (and are not shared with your library or OverDrive).
Tap Tag on a book’s details screen and select one from the list. To create your own tags (including emoji tags), tap Add. To find your tagged books, go to Shelf and tap Tags. From there, you can tap a tag to view it, rename it, delete it, or untag titles.
Please note: Tags are specific to the device the app is installed on, and will be deleted if the app is deleted.
You can set list preferences to filter your search results. That way, you’ll only see content you’re interested in when browsing and searching. On the Library side, when searching for books, tap Preferences. Select your desired availability, format, language, audience, and sorting options, then tap Apply Preferences.
Need Further Help?
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Note: 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. You can pay fees online. To renew an expired card, call your library branch or chat from our website.