Libby is a new app you can use to find and read library ebooks and audiobooks on Washington Anytime Library. It is made by OverDrive, the same company who makes the OverDrive app. If you are happy with your OverDrive app, stay with it. If you are new to streaming and downloading library ebooks and audiobooks, or would like to try something new, check out Libby!
How it works
Ebooks and audiobooks circulate like other library materials. The Library owns a copy of each title, and one borrower at a time can check it out.
If an item is available, you can check it out and download it right away. If it is checked out by another user, you may place it on hold; you’ll be notified by email when it is available.
You have a choice to check out items for either 7, 14, or 21 days. Items automatically expire after this time, or if you prefer, you can return the item earlier.
You may have 5 downloadable items checked out at a time, and 8 holds pending at a time.
Items are accessed from the Washington Anytime Library online catalog. The software is provided by the Overdrive company.
eBooks and eAudiobooks for English Language Learners
RapidReads – Library card holders can stream or download ebooks using Washington Anytime Library. Rapid Reads is a series written between a 2.0 and 6.0 reading level. The plots are contemporary and entertaining, with adult language and themes.
TumbleBook Junior -Stream ebooks, audiobooks, and more. The read-alongs support readers with audio as well as text highlighting as the text is narrated. Content is targeted toward upper elementary on.