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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Get More Out of Libby

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With the Libby app, you can access ebooks, eaudiobooks, and digital magazines from all public libraries in the Twin Cities metro. Better yet - downloading the app is easy!

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the app, along with news about some exciting recent updates. 

Three Tricks for Using Libby

  1. See What’s Available Now If you're waiting for a hold and need something to read or listen to right now, don’t worry! Libby can narrow search results to only show items that are currently available at your library. 
  2. Create Tags to Organize Your Shelves - Create custom tags to keep track of your titles. When you add a tag to an item, it will appear under your shelves. 
  3. Customize eAudiobook Settings - If you love listening to audiobooks, Libby offers some great customization options. You can adjust the speed to listen at your own pace, and even set a sleep timer.

Exciting News about Libby!

There are a few exciting updates about using LIbby!

  1. Libby is now available on the Kindle Fire - Are you a Kindle Fire user? You now have access to the Libby app through the Amazon Appstore! As a reminder, Libby can also send items to your Kindle e-reader or check them out on other Apple or Android devices.
  2. Request Titles for Purchase in Libby - We now offer a new feature in Libby to help you find all the content you’re looking for, even if it's not yet in our digital collection. If no results are found when you search for a title, author, or series, Libby will automatically show "deep search" results that include relevant titles not in our collection. If a search brings back fewer than 100 results, you can tap a filter button to manually enable "deep search." From this expanded search, you will see titles with a yellow "Notify Me" tag. When you tap "Notify Me," library staff will see the request. If enough people are also interested in that title we may be able to add it to the collection. You'll get an alert if that title is purchased, and can then place the title on hold. Learn more!

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