Introducing Notify Me on the Libby App

Do you use our Libby app or website? On Tuesday 21 March, Libby is introducing a new service to its app and website, called Notify me — read below to find out more!

How does it work?

Through Notify Me you’ll be able to find and tag eBook and eAudiobook titles not already in our Libby collection (but available for us to purchase), notifying the library of your interest if the title is acquired. If the title is then acquired by the library, you will receive a notification that the title is available.

In Libby, there are two ways to discover titles that are not yet in our digital collection:

  1. If you search for a title, author, or series and it returns no results, Libby will automatically expand into a “deep search” to display relevant titles that are not yet in our collection
  2. If you run a search that returns fewer than 100 results, you can tap the filter button to manually enable “deep search”
Click the filter button Toggle on Deep search

From the expanded search, you will see relevant results with a Notify Me option. Tap Notify Me to tag titles and be notified if they are added to our library’s digital collection in the future:

An example of Notify Me and its icon

How can I find out more?

Need more information? You can learn more about Notify Me through the Libby Help site below:

Notify Me — Libby Help

Update on Recommend to Library through the OverDrive app

Some library members may already be using a similar service called Recommend to Library that is available through our OverDrive app and website. (See our previous blog post for more information on the phrasing out and transition from the OverDrive app to Libby.)

Recommend to Library will be discontinued at the same time as the OverDrive app on 1 May 2023. We advise any customers still using Recommend to Library to begin using Notify Me from the 21st of March.

We will continue to do our best to support you in moving from OverDrive to Libby throughout this time period. If you have any issues with either app or would like any further information about these changes, please get in touch below:

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