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Ebooks and Audiobooks!
Check them out with your library card.
Then download them to your device.

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If you are using a web browser and are only comfortable with the OverDrive platform, use this link.

Already familiar with Libby by OverDrive are are using a web browser? Go directly to

Do you have a device you are using a need to download the app? Use the links below for Android or iOS.

Please note the OverDrive app is discontinued and has been officially replaced by the Libby App as of February 2022.

What is Overdrive/Libby?
Libby by OverDrive is a library-sponsored service that allows you to borrow and instantly download ebooks and audiobooks. You can view available titles and manage your checkouts by visiting the OverDrive website interface or the Libby by OverDrive website interface on your PC, or by downloading the Libby app to your Android or iOS mobile device. Easy, organized, and browseable.

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How do I start?
On the OverDrive website, or within the Libby by OverDrive app, click ‘Sign in using library card’ or 'add a library'. You'll be asked to identify your Library, and then enter your valid Barrington Library card number. Please make sure the Library you chose is for Barrington, NH.

How do I borrow items? 
Once you log into the OverDrive website or set up the Libby app, you can use the search bar to search for items by title, author, or keywords, or you can browse through the several collections on display. Select an ebook or audiobook and then select ‘Borrow’ or ‘Place Hold’ to add it to your ‘Shelf’. The first time you use the Libby app, the app will give you a helpful tour to get started.

Why place a hold?
Libby by OverDrive is a digital collection that usually works just like a physical library. Most eBooks and Audiobooks  can only be checked out by one patron at a time per copy. This means that popular books in the collection may be checked out to other patrons. Place a hold to reserve the book and Libby by OverDrive will notify you when it is ready. Hold preferences can be changed in the settings. If you would like to find items that you will not need to wait for check out the 'What's Available' button.

How many items can I download/borrow?
Our Libby by OverDrive accounts allow you to borrow up to 3 items at a time and you can have 5 holds. As soon as an item is returned, you may check out another. There is no monthly limit, but please remember that each check out is a cost to the library, so be mindful of if you will have the time to read this item within the alloted checkout time.

How long can I keep items, and how are they returned?
Books and audiobooks can be checked out for 1 or 2 weeks, which is a drop down choice you can make when selecting ‘Borrow!’ Items are returned automatically on their due date, though you may renew an item within 3 days prior to it’s due date if there are no holds on the item. You can also return an item early.

How do I download items to my computer or smart device?
Borrowed items can be found on your ‘Shelf’. Select the borrowed book under the ‘Loan’ tab to open it in your browser or in your Libby app. Items download automatically in your Libby app when your device is connected to wifi and can be read/listened to offline once completed.

Need more information?
Below is an instructional video on the Libby App. You can always visit the Libby help page directly for much more information and instruction.

Link to Libby video
Follow this link to reach the OverDrive Help Videos page, and click to open the Libby Help video

Can I read OverDrive books on my Kindle?
Most Kindles are compatible with Libby by OverDrive books. Kindle Fires can download the Libby by OverDrive App to download and read books. Click here for Kindle Fire help. To read on other kindles, you must first log in to your Libby by OverDrive account by logging in on another device, like a computer or smart device, then check out a compatible kindle file book, and finally sending it your kindle over wifi or usb. You will need the Amazon login information associated with your kindle. 

Click here for Kindle help.