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Accessing our audiobooks with the OverDrive Apps

 

Using the OverDrive or Libby apps to listen to audiobooks

Our download and streaming partner, OverDrive, provide two free apps that you can use to access our audiobooks on a smartphone or tablet. Using the apps, you can borrow and download titles to your device, keeping all of your current checkouts in one place.  This is particularly useful if you are on the move, won't have access to Wi-Fi, and don't want to use up your mobile data to listen to a book.

Below we've outlined how to get each app, and included links to the OverDrive pages, where you can download the right app for you. Alternatively, you can find both in the app store for your device. You can use either app to access our service, both have some unique features, and some similar, such as a sleep timer. Use whichever app you prefer!

Woman sat in a park, looking at the OverDrive app on an iPhone while listening to a book

OverDrive app icon OverDrive App 

This is the original app from OverDrive and makes it simple for you to listen to your audiobooks on-the-go.

To get the app:

1. Visit the app store
2. Search for the OverDrive app, which is free to download and use
3. Select and download it to your device

Adding the Listening Books library, adding your account and selecting a book:

1. Tap to open the app
2. Tap on Have an account? Sign In Using Your Library Card
3. Search for Listening Books, and login with your membership details
4. Select Add a Title to choose a book and start listening

Click here for more information from OverDrive about the app.

Libby app icon Libby App

Libby makes it easy to access our audiobooks, and will automatically download titles once you have borrowed them.

To get the app:

1. Visit the app store
2. Search for the Libby app, which is free to download and use
3. Select and download it to your device

Adding the Listening Books library, adding your account and selecting a book:

1. Tap to open the app
2. Tap on the middle circle and select Add A Library
3. Search for Listening Books, and then Add A Library Card (this is your username and password
4. Tap on a book cover, and then select Borrow

Click here for more information from OverDrive about the Libby app.

Logos for OverDrive and Libby with images of how they appear on a phone screen.