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Laramie County Library System to Begin Providing Access to Libby/OverDrive Apps in the Coming Months

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Published: Mar. 28, 2021 at 5:39 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Ebook readers, audiobook listeners, and digital magazine users rejoice! Libby/Overdrive is coming to your library with two easy-to-use apps!

In the coming months, Laramie County Library System will provide its library cardholders with access to the Libby by OverDrive app, which is easily accessible with Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10 devices, and the OverDrive app, which provides extended usage for Kindles and computers, laptops and Chromebooks.

The Libby/OverDrive apps are free and provide easy access to ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines on smartphones and other devices. In fact, in the Libby app, users can transfer books to an ereader, including NOOK and Kobo, listen to audiobooks on their Google Home, Amazon Echo or Sonos speakers, and even listen in the car using Android Auto or Apple CarPlay!

These apps allow users to easily browse the library’s collection and seamlessly checkout digital materials with their library cards. This change will also allow library users to manage their digital materials in one place and use the apps’ intuitive ebook readers and audio players.

The Libby/OverDrive apps will replace cloudLibrary in the coming months. This transition will cause disruptions for cloudLibrary users in the coming weeks. Here is what to expect for current cloudLibrary users:

March 2021

  • March 15-31
    Reduction in the number of checkouts & holds allowed
    Content removed from WYLDcat (Enterprise and mobile app)
  • March 31
    No new materials purchased for cloudLibrary after this date

April 2021

  • April 1-30
    Further reductions in the number of checkouts & holds allowed
    Laramie County Library will remove links to cloudLibrary from its website

May 2021

  • May 1
    No new checkouts allowed in cloudLibrary, users can continue using materials that have already checked out
  • May 17
    Access to cloudLibrary ceases

If you have any issues with cloudLibrary during this transitional phase, please contact the Wyoming State Library for assistance by emailing ebooks@wyo.gov, keeping in mind that the service will no longer be supported after May 17, 2021.

Please note that once Libby/OverDrive is available, Wyoming State Library will no longer provide assistance with usage. All questions, concerns, and troubleshooting will go directly through Laramie County Library System.

Laramie County Library System looks forward to providing Libby/OverDrive and is confident that library users will make great use of the apps’ features. In the coming weeks, please refer to the library’s website and social media pages for more information about the service and for a timeline of when the apps will be available for use.

If you have questions about the transition from cloudLibrary to Libby/OverDrive, please contact Deputy Director of Public Service, Jeff Collins by email at JCollins@lclsonline.org or by phone at 307-773-7220

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