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Overdrive/Libby/Kanopy Update 3/20/24

OverDrive is discontinuing support for Android operating systems (OS) 7.1.0 and earlier.   

With this update, beginning April 15, 2024, Android 7.1.1 will be the earliest supported Android OS for all OverDrive apps and websites, including Libby and Kanopy. 

User impact

After April 15, users with devices running Android OS 7.1.0 or earlier will be required to update their operating system or switch to another supported device to continue using OverDrive services.

Starting the week of March 25, impacted Libby users will see a message to update their OS or switch to another supported device to continue using the app. This message will include steps for how to use a setup code to easily copy their library cards, loans, holds, and tags to another device.

After April 15, impacted Kanopy users will see a message indicating that their OS is no longer compatible, with a prompt to update, if possible. 

Overdrive Setup

Register for OverDrive Account with email and password OR library card # and PIN.   

eBooks – download Adobe Digital Editions for Windows 7, 8, or 10 and for Macs 

Audiobooks - Download OverDrive Desktop for Windows 7 (or older)/Mac. Download OverDrive app for Windows 8 or 10. 

Videos—Streaming videos will play in most up-to-date web browsers. 


Overdrive Checkouts

20 checkouts total. 

10 holds; flexible checkout periods-7, 14, 21 days for all formats except videos. 

1 time renewal option 3 days before due date if available otherwise item placed on hold list. 

Early returns available for eBooks and for most Audiobooks. 

Videos – Checkout 3 for 7 days. Part of the 20 checkout total. Watch unlimited times during checkout period. 

Overdrive Read and Overdrive Listen are streaming services. 


Overdrive Help

Overdrive Features

Audiobooks/eBooks - Fiction & Nonfiction; Adult, Young Adult, Juvenile selections. Browse by Subjects and subcategories. Limit by Available Now, Format, Language and other terms.  Wish lists, History available in apps. Small selection in Spanish.   

Kindle format eBooks available for Kindle readers and Kindle Reading app. 

Videos – Documentaries, fitness, travel, how to’s, science, foreign films, and older feature films available to browse by Subject.