LiveWire Library’s Ebooks and Audiobooks are moving from RBdigital to Libby Reading App
- Category: Libraries
- Published: 01 April 2021
Warrington residents can browse, borrow and enjoy even more ebooks and digital audiobooks from LiveWire libraries through the award-winning Libby reading app. Digital books previously available through the RBdigital app will be moved to the library’s OverDrive service and available through Libby on 5th April. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide and creator of the Libby app, recently acquired RBdigital.
Patrons already enjoying the Libby app will experience no change, other than they may notice even more great titles available through LiveWire Library’s digital collection. With a valid library card, members of the community can borrow from the library’s digital collection by downloading Libby or visiting https://livewirewarrington.co.uk/library/online-resources-ebooks/ebooks
Wendy, Strategic Library Manager, said "We are really excited to be able to offer our borrowers access to Overdrive’s extensive collection of ebooks and audiobooks to widen their reading choices. The beauty of our digital collection is that they are so accessible. In just a few taps you can start reading or listening anytime and everywhere. What’s more the library is open 24/7 and there are no overdue charges. We encourage our readers to try them if they haven’t already and let us know what they think."
Ebooks 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 Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with LiveWire Library’s digital collection. This locally selected collection offers ebooks and audiobooks including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more.
Wendy, Strategic Library Manager, added "Readers may browse LiveWire 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™. 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 ebooks, audiobooks and more, download Libby or visit https://livewirewarrington.co.uk/library/online-resources-ebooks/ebooks