Important News: Overdrive will no longer be available to use as of April 30th. Please click on the link below for instructions to switch to Libby
OverDrive app sunset resources
Use the following resources to help you through this transition:
Libby help: How-to videos and step-by-step instructions on Libby Help explain how to use the app.
Transition to Libby overview page: This informational page for users includes an overview about this change, FAQs, and training opportunities.
Virtual training: Users can sign up for a virtual training session hosted by team OverDrive.
Options for Kindle Fire devices: Amazon has not yet accepted our submission of the Libby app to the Amazon Appstore so the OverDrive app will remain available for Kindle Fire users to download and access until further notice. Users with Kindle Fire devices can also sideload Libby manually following these steps.
OverDrive app sunset timeline and user messaging
The OverDrive app will be sunset at the end of April 2023. This change will simplify how you use your digital collection. In the weeks before the OverDrive app sunset, current in-app messaging will be updated to give users a final reminder to switch to Libby.
After the OverDrive app is discontinued, users who try to access the library’s collection in the OverDrive app will see the following message, informing that you need to upgrade to Libby:
Download thousands of books, audiobooks, and magazines for all ages. These can also be downloaded in other languages.
It is important to use the prefix 4507, then your 5-digit library card barcode number to access Libby. (example: 4507xxxxx)
Reasons to Love Libby
Stream popular music, movies, TV series, ebooks, audiobooks, digital comics, and more. hoopla also offers these in other languages.
Use your 5-digit library card barcode number to access hoopla
How does hoopla work?
Exeter Public Library provides you 6 Instant Borrows each month. These Instant Borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time.
Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow. Enjoy!
Go beyond the basics with these pro tips:
hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV! Make sure to download our app to take your borrows anywhere.
Out of monthly borrows? Use the heart icon to save a title for later!
Highlights of the Month
How to use Libby with Kindle
Enjoy a Digital Magazine on Libby!
Libby has 25 digital magazines in the collection which can be checked out without impacting how may eBooks or audiobooks you can borrow at once. They can be read on a computer browser or within the Libby app on a mobile device. Enjoy!
Learn it Live
Enhance your wellness practices and personal development with hundreds of expert-led live classes covering topics like meditation, parenting, and spirituality. Find #LearnItLive in the @LibbyApp under “Extras” and start living more intentionally today.
Explore the emotional and evocative story of an Iranian American family torn apart and brought together by generational trauma and grief in the latest #hooplaBookClub pick "In the Time of Our History: a novel by Susanne Par (@SusannePari)
Take your library card on the road with hoopla now available on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! Listen to music and audiobooks safely with your vehicle's in-dash display
hoopla Music on Roku!
Exciting news for patrons! They can now browse, borrow, and listen to hoopla music on Roku. In addition to the hoopla movies, TV shows, and audiobooks already viewable, hoopla's Roku app makes music now available through a patron's television.
Get the word out about the Roku experience on hoopla by downloading the social images and posting them on your library's website and social channels.
NEW! Hoopla BingPass: hoopla BingePass is a brand new experience that gives Library patrons unlimited streaming of great online content for 7 days with just a single hoopla Instant borrow.
BingePass is a new format on hoopla — patrons can browse it just like they would browse audiobooks, eBooks, movies, etc. They'll find it with the "More" button in hoopla's bottom navigation on a mobile device.
BingePass is launching with:
hoopla Magazines BingePass - patrons can access current issues of 50 popular and in-demand magazine titles with just one hoopla Instant borrow!
The Great Courses BingePass - patrons can complete a whole course from The Great Courses, or browse a variety of topics of interest, all with a single hoopla Instant borrow.
STEAM on hoopla
hoopla has everything you need for patrons of all ages ready for another year of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM helps build a stronger foundation for other life skills like problem-solving and creativity.
Explore the collection and catalog and promote STEAM to your patrons with downloadable marketing assets on the Resource Center.
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