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Notice: RBdigital is moving to Libby/Overdrive September 1, 2020

The Duluth Public Library will be moving our digital ebooks and audiobooks from RBdigital to the Libby app as part of our OverDrive collection on September 1, 2020. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great ebooks and audiobooks you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby.

If you have already been enjoying the Libby app, there will be no change, other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow.

Transition from RBdigital

If you currently have a book checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book. Holds will not be moved, but you may export your Transaction History from the Profiles section of the RBdigital app. You can place holds on those titles again in Libby.

For the time being, you can continue to use the RBdigital app to access magazines through ZINIO.


 

Getting Started with Libby

Our library is proud to continue to offer you a wide selection of digital titles for you to access anytime, anywhere through Libby, the one-tap reading app.

For those who have not yet tried the Libby app, all you need to get started is your library card number. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes. You can find in-app support, or visit the Help site or Libby Academy within the app for assistance.

New to eBooks and audiobooks?

In just a few taps, you can start reading or listening instantly on your phone or tablet. The digital library is available 24/7 without leaving home and is free from our library. Choose from bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, books for kids, and more. Download the Libby app to get started.

  About OverDrive

  • You need a valid library card from the Duluth Public Library or the Arrowhead Library System.

  • In order to download OverDrive Kindle books, you must also have a (free) Amazon account. Kindle books do not need Adobe Digital Editions

  • To download eBooks (other than for Kindle) on a computer, you will need Adobe Digital Editions software. Download and install Adobe Digital Editions

  • Activate Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions can be activated anonymously or by using an Adobe ID. Anonymous activation allows you to download and read DRM-protected eBooks on a single computer only. Activating using an Adobe ID allows you to download and read DRM-protected eBooks on multiple computers and transfer them to supported eBook devices. More information about Adobe Digital Editions.

  • To download digital audiobooks on a personal computer, you will need to download the OverDrive software for Mac or Windows. 
  • To download eBooks or digital audiobooks to a smartphone, tablet, or other devices, use the Libby app from the device's app store. 
  • Select and check out the title(s) you want. You may choose a 1, 2, or 3 week loan period. Once you have checked out a title, you can choose to read it in your browser or download it to a device. Once the download is complete, open and enjoy the title. 
  • List of compatible eBook devices.

  • Limit: a total of 10 OverDrive audiobook and/or eBook titles

  • At the end of the loan period, the title will expire and be automatically "returned" to the Library. Titles may, however, be returned before the loan period is up through Adobe Digital Editions (for ePub books),  your Amazon account (for Kindle books), or on the Libby app.
  • When a hold is available, users will receive a notification. Users can then:
    1. Borrow the title within 3 days.
    2. Suspend the hold by selecting “deliver later.” This option passes the book to the next person in line while maintaining the user’s place on the waitlist. After the suspension period (set by the user), the user will be able to borrow the book when the next copy is available.
    3. Cancel the hold.
    If the user takes no action, their hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be canceled automatically.

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If your question is not answered on the OverDrive Help pages, 
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Libby icon About Libby

  • You need a valid library card from the Duluth Public Library or the Arrowhead Library System.
  • To download eBooks or digital audiobooks to a smartphone, tablet, or other devices, use the free Libby app from the device's app store.
  • Select and check out the title(s) you want. You may choose a 1, 2, or 3 week loan period. Once you have checked out a title, you can access it on the Shelf page of the Libby app.
  • Limit: a total of 10 Libby audiobook and/or eBook titles
  • At the end of the loan period, the title will expire and be automatically "returned" to the Library.
  • When a hold is available, users will receive a notification. Users can then:
    1. Borrow the title within 3 days.
    2. Suspend the hold by selecting “deliver later.” This option passes the book to the next person in line while maintaining the user’s place on the waitlist. After the suspension period (set by the user), the user will be able to borrow the book when the next copy is available.
    3. Cancel the hold.
    If the user takes no action, their hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be canceled automatically.


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