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e-Books guide

Everything you need to know about finding and using e-books in our Library and beyond.

Introducing Overdrive Libby App

Overdrive Libby App is an eBook and eAudiobook platform. Users can read across devices, loans, bookmarks, and reading progress sync across your devices. Download eBooks and eAudiobooks for offline reading or listening, or stream them to save space.

Libby works on Laptops and Desktop computers, Apple iPhones and iPads, Android devices. The app is available for download on the App store or Google Play.

IMPORTANT

Direct title links or title level sharing is not available, all Librarysearch links will land at the Libby home page, from there you can search or browse within the database - please follow the instructions below. For ease of access, go via the Librarysearch record

How to access

On a Laptops and Desktop computer:

Go to the Overdrive Libby App in Library Search

 

You will land in the Libby App.

Click Sign In with My Card

 

RMIT Libby homepage- text reads "Add a library card for RMIT so you can borrow titles and place holds" Underneath is a button "Sign in with my card"

 

Click Next

At this library, you sign into your card via a secure website. We'll open this site for you now. Below this is a button saying Next

Login with your University username and password

RMIT MyApps Portal- login page

 

You will see your library linked card. Click Next

Okay, you're signed in! Here is your library card. There are two buttons- Rename card and Next

 

Browse or search for your next eBook or eAudiobook.

Search results screen- red banner with search terms at top, then Search Results heading, and search results below

 

On Apple iPhones and iPads, and Android devices:

Download and open Libby on your device.

 

In Libby, follow the prompts to find your Library and Sign In with My Card.

Overdrive Libby

 

Login with your University username and password.

You will see your library linked card. Click Next

 

Overdrive Libby instructions

Browse or search for your next eBook or eAudiobook.

Tips for using Overdrive Libby App

Browse your library's catalog, then borrow an eBook or eAudiobook.

Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf.

eBook and eAudiobook loans are downloaded to the app automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you're offline.

Click Open in Libby or Open Audiobook to start reading or listening.

Click Manage Loan to Renew Loan or Return Early.

More information on using the Libby App can be found here: https://help.libbyapp.com/en-us/index.htm