Libby or Overdrive??
I prefer Overdrive, but I think eventually they will phase it out and only have Libby, so if you are new I’d just go with Libby.
I prefer Libby but it’s been freezing up on my lately and I’ve had to switch back to Overdrive until they push an Android update
(An update to the Libby Android app, not the Android phones)
Overdrive because they STILL don’t have a Kindle friendly app. ?
I prefer Libby
Overdrive … libby wouldn’t completely download books.
I’ve only tried Libby because I’m technology phobic, but saw it mentioned several times on here. If I’m using it, it’s pretty user friendly!
Overdrive. I’ve not had success getting Libby to work for me.
So whatever books you have on Libby will be in Overdrive too? Same with library. So they are basically the same? Is the right? Different format, maybe?
Exactly the same.
Not even gonna ask.
Have done both. Was happy with Overdrive. Resisted Libby. Now Love, love Libby!
Overdrive, Libby never have books I want
I thought they both synced up together or something, so therefore they have the same books, is that not the case?
Yes, I believe they should have the same books. The only differences I’ve noticed is that the Overdrive wish lists won’t copy over. And it displays all the libraries all together if you have multiples and I didn’t love that.
Our library says both have the same books.
@Nikki It’s the same thing. Libby is Overdrive’s app. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/libby-by-overdrive/id1076402606?mt=8
Overdrive for sure
I’ve been happy with overdrive.
I think Libby has a friendlier user interface.
Overdrive is great, I have no experience with Libby
Libby is my favorite. If you are using a Kindle, you might be stuck with Overdrive. Libby isn’t in the Kindle store.
If the ebook you checked out is available through kindle, you can go to your shelf>manage loan>send to device>send to kindle. I do it all the time.
my library (Knoxville TN) uses overdrive – no problems
Overdrive. Only because I cannot transfer my wishlist over to Libby.
I’ve been surprised at how much easier it is to use Libby. I’ve been using it more than Overdrive recently.
I have Libby and I love it. Very user friendly. No experience with Overdrive.
@Nikki As I said above, libby is overdrive’s app so you’ll have access to the same ebooks/audiobooks offered by your library. This is a helpful comparison of the two apps if you’re interested: http://library.austintexas.libanswers.com/faq/202798
I love overdrive, but we (our library) is changing to Libby.
I currently use both. I like the way the books I have on hold show in Libby. I have not figured out how to make a wish list in Libby, so I use Overdrive for that.
I use tags to make wishlists.
@Megan I started doing that, but the existing wish list is not in Libby. I would need to enter my wish list book by book.
@Marie What a pain!
I have both on my phone. I use Libby to listen to audiobooks and overdrive to read them. Then I can flip between the two books easily.
I’m finding Libby easier to use.
Libby is so simple to use Request the book from library and boom it’s there waiting for me ??
For me, Libby. So much easier to use. I tried overdrive a couple times, didn’t like it.
Libby! Or Hoopla!
Help! I’m so confused by this? Libby? By Overdrive?
@Susan Overdrive has two apps to use it: the overdrive app, which is their old app, and Libby, which is their new app. It’s access to the same books. If you check out a book or put it on hold on libby it also gets borrowed on overdrive and the reverse is true, too.
Overdrive and Libby are basically the same system. Libby is definitely user friendly and easy to navigate. Overdrive is only available on Kindle. I recommend Libby as an app! You can choose to download the “loan” on your phone or send it to a Kindle. If you already have Overdrive, Libby will link to it. Between Hoopla and Libby… Libby has newer items.
Overdrive! Impossible to establish wishlist on Libby. And don’t get me going on the lack of ability to make recommendations ….
I couldn’t figure out how Libby works, and it appeared my wish list was gone, even though they made it seem like Libby was just a new revision of Overdrive.
I have Libby
I am now using both. My library gets credit for Libby check outs, but not overdrive. I like how Overdrive “shares” across social media platforms though. I also like how Overdrive suggests books I might like based on previous checkouts or by what books I search. Yesterday I checked out some books with Overdrive & they appeared both on my Libby shelf & my Overdrive shelf.
Sounds like the answer might be both!
Overdrive. I like the feel and format better. Plus, I can’t access on Libby any of the free audio books that http://audiobooksync.com/ gives out each summer. Only on Overdrive.
I’m Libby but I prefer Overdrive. I’m a kindle user.
Libby is way easier to use imo
They’re the same store to choose from, Libby is just a more user friendly platform. I also like I can view my holds and get an estimate and feel like the interface is more intuitive.
Ummm…..they are basically the same thing. Libby is owned by Overdrive. Everyone better get used to Libby as Overdrive is going away.
But as far as functionality I like Libby way better!
So, Libby lovers: How do I do the following on the site, because I haven’t been able to figure out how to accomplish what I can do on OVerdrive. I see a book that is going to be published in 3 months. I know I want to read it. On Overdrive, I recommend to my library that they purchase it. That also puts me on the waitlist once/if they decide to purchase it. I don’t have to keep checking in later to see if the book has been published and to then get myself on the waitlist. I can’t seem to find any books on Libby besides the ones that my library already owns. Tell show to do this on Libby and I might be a little happier about overdrive going away.
Overdrive for me!
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