Johnson County Library is excited to announce that eBooks and audiobooks will be moving to Libby! Created by OverDrive, Libby is a free app designed to make it easier than ever to find, borrow, and play free digital titles from the library. You can stream titles over Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and play them anytime, anywhere. You may already know Libby if you checkout eMagazines or have used it with other local libraries.
The move from Axis 360 to Libby should bring a new and reliable experience to customers. In the spring of 2021, a study evaluating e-content providers for books and audiobooks determined OverDrive’s Libby to be the optimal choice for library users, based on factors including features, friendliness, customer support and value. The move to Libby provides a new opportunity for select library eBooks to be delivered to Kindle devices like the popular Paperwhite. Library staff had also heard from many patrons requesting that the library move to Libby due to their positive experience with the application in other local library systems.
Here’s what to expect with the move, more details are available on the FAQ page:
Moving Week: May 23-27
- The e-book and audiobook collection will not be available for viewing or borrowing in Axis 360, Libby, or the web catalog.
- Existing funds will be always be available until their due dateonly available through the Axis 360 app.
Before Friday, May 27
- You will see all eBooks and eAudiobooks available in Libby. The reservations you had in Axis 360 will be transferred to Libby.
Prepare for the switch to Libby by downloading the Libby app today. If you want to learn more, there are helpful resources available, including Frequently Asked Questions, Libby Help, and a Meet Libby video. Stay up to date on the movements at jocolibrary.org and @jocolibrary on social media.
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