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Reading with apps or Browser
  • The Overdrive or updated Libby app app is available for mobile devices running Android or iOS, including smart phones, tablets, iPods or iPads, and many eReaders.
  • If using a computer with an updated browser, you can read directly in the browser.
  • There are also apps available for Windows systems available at the Meet Libby app page or Overdrive App page.
  • The first time you use the Overdrive or Libby app with your device, you will be prompted to enter your library card number or create an account name and password associated with an email address. You can also use a Facebook account to login. If you do not log out on the device it will keep you logged in even when not using the app. From a laptop or desktop computer, you will be prompted to log in each time you visit the site
  • In the mobile app, save Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library as a favorite by going to the app menu and selecting Add a Library.  Search for the library system and highlight the star by Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library to save the library to your list.
Search for Books
  • Books from Overdrive are listed in our online catalog. Use the dropdown to the right of the search box to limit to eBooks and find titles from all of our eBook vendors with one search. If available as an electronic resource, items will have the link Access Additional Electronic Resources and will take the user directly to the provider of the content. To see more about searching the catalog and additional actions such as placing holds and saving searches, see the catalog support page.
  • In the app or online, users can search or use the categories set up by Overdrive. Subjects and Collections appear at the upper-left of the online interface, and the magnifying glass icon will allow users to search.
Place a book on hold
  • For popular titles, there may be a "Place A Hold" in place of "Borrow" in the checkout icon, which will allow users to request the item and have it checked out automatically once returned (adjust settings to turn off automatic checkout). The Public Library purchases several copies of popular titles, but like a physical book there are limits to the number and customers will sometimes have to wait for a copy to become available.

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