Libby will soon replace the legacy OverDrive app - Helpful resources

OverDrive app retirement 1 May: Helpful resources

Libby will soon replace the legacy OverDrive app - Helpful resourcesThis is a quick reminder that from 1 May, the original OverDrive app will be discontinued and replaced with OverDrive’s Libby app. The OverDrive app was removed from app stores in February last year for new downloads.

Need help getting started with Libby? Find some resources below!

‘Getting Started with Libby’ webinar recording

On Thursday 27 April, OverDrive ran a one-hour webinar for New Zealand libraries that covered many topics to do with getting started with Libby. You can watch a video of the recording here (transcript also available):

Watch the webinar recording

PDF Getting Started Guides

Here are some handy PDFs that link to help articles and short video clips to make getting started and learning new tips and tricks easy for you:

  • Getting Started with Libby PDF - downloading the app and signing in
  • Libby Tips and Tricks PDF - get the most out of the Libby app

Further links, or get in touch!

For more information about this upcoming change, read:

Please note, the OverDrive website will remain available as this is built-in functionality for some eReader devices — just the original OverDrive app is being retired.

If you need support or would like any further information about these changes, please email us at