ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (November 19, 2020) –- Alexander County residents can browse, borrow, and enjoy even more e-books and digital audiobooks from the Alexander County Library through the award-winning Libby reading app. Digital books previously available through the RBdigital app have moved to the library’s OverDrive service and available through Libby. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide and creator of the Libby app, recently acquired RBdigital.
Visit www.alexanderlibrary.org/links to learn more about the Libby/OverDrive service as well as other digital assets available through the library.
Patrons already enjoying the Libby app will experience no change, other than they may notice even more great titles available through Alexander County Library’s digital collection. With a valid library card, members of the community can borrow from the library’s digital collection by visiting https://e-inc.overdrive.com/ or downloading Libby on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
“We’re really excited to be able to expand our online content through joining the E-iNC consortium. So far, the Libby app has been easy to use, and we are all glad to help with any questions,” said Laura Crooks, Alexander County Library Director.
E-books checked out in the RBdigital app will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so readers can finish the title without disruption. Holds will not be moved, but library patrons may export their Transaction History from the RBdigital app then borrow or place holds on those titles again in Libby.
Named one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with Alexander County Library’s digital collection. This tailored collection offers e-books and e-audiobooks including bestsellers and new releases in a variety of topics. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business, and more.
Readers may browse Alexander County Library’s digital collection, instantly borrow titles, and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Chromebook™. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US only]. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.
To get started enjoying e-book, and e-audiobooks, visit https://e-inc.overdrive.com/ or download Libby today.
Alexander County Library employees are available to provide assistance by visiting the branches or calling 828-632-4058.
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. The company strives to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and other digital media to a growing network of 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries. OverDrive’s popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020. www.overdrive.com