Important Notice: As of February 2022, the legacy OverDrive app will be phased out in favor of the Libby app, which offers the same great service and selection, but with many convenient modifications. What this means for the immediate future:
Current OverDrive app users can continue to use the app until it is completely phased out later this year.
New users looking for the OverDrive app will be directed to Libby.
All users can continue to use, borrow, and open titles from your library’s OverDrive website via a browser.
What is OverDrive and the Libby app?
OverDrive and Libby is a two-in-one solution for Irving cardholders' reading needs. Check out the OverDrive collection of e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines directly on a computer with an internet connection. Mobile users can access the same great service using the Libby app.
Checkout limit: 5 items on the card at a time (includes Always Available items) Always Available items: 3 ebooks and 3 audiobooks per month Hold limit: 8 items at a time Checkout period allowed: 7 day, 14 day, 21 day (Default checkout: 21 days)
The Libbyapp from OverDrive has many incredibly useful features that make accessing Irving Public Library's digital catalogue of e-books and audiobooks more convenient. Users can adjust an ebook’s font size, book layout, and lighting. The audiobook player also gives readers the ability to control playback speed and even set a sleep timer. Other notable features include the ability to add multiple library cards, place or even delay holds, and much more.
With Libby by OverDrive, it only takes a few taps to find, borrow, and enjoy e-books. All Irving Public Library cardholders need to to get started is their 14 digit library card number and PIN. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. Check out Libby today by downloading the app on a personal device or visit libbyapp.com.
If you're not sure which Digital Download collection to use, we recommend searching the library's catalog for your favorite authors and subjects to identify which collection will have what you want.
After searching for a favorite topic, on the search results page you can limit the list to items from our Digital Download collections by selecting "Electronic Resources" in the left column under the heading Type of Material. Browse through this new filtered list and look for which Digital Download collection appears most frequently.