Ebooks : Overdrive & Libby

Overdrive is a free service provided by libraries that lets you borrow digital content (ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere with an internet connection.

All you need to get started is a Harlingen Public Library card and an internet connection. There are different ways to use and access Overdrive depending on your device.

 

Libby can do everything that Overdrive can; it has the big advantage of being easy to use with a sleek and refined interface. Many of our patrons prefer it over the traditional Overdrive App. (Note that Libby does not work on older devices.)

Like Overdrive, you do need a Harlingen Public Library card and an internet connection. There are different ways to use and access Libby depending on your device.                    

  • For Windows 10 users, you can download Libby at the Microsoft Store.
  • For Android devices, you can download the app on the Google Play Store.
  • For Apple devices, you can download the app on the App Store.

Need help downloading Libby to your smartphone or tablet? Check out our step by step guide below.

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Need More Help?

Overdrive’s help website has a great FAQ section and detailed information for troubleshooting problems – including problems with Libby. If that website doesn’t help or isn’t clear, feel free to bring your device in for help at the Reference or Periodicals Desk.

If your library card expired or was just renewed that can cause issues too.

  • If expired: Stop by the Circulation Desk and renew your card. It is better to keep your card number so that you can still use your current Account. If you renew and your card number changes, you will unfortunately need to create an entirely new Account.