Friday, July 31, 2020

RBdigital eAudiobooks move to OverDrive August 12

Forsyth County Public Library will move its collection of eAudiobooks from RBdigital to the Libby app as part of the OverDrive collection on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 


This change comes as a result of OverDrive acquiring RBmedia’s library business, RBdigital, in North America, UK, and Australia earlier this year. Titles in the RBdigital collection will be transferred to OverDrive and patrons will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great books from the RBdigital app, now available in Libby.

Transition from RBdigital

Patrons who currently have an eAudiobook checked out in the RBdigital app should be advised that those books will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so patrons can finish the book without disruption.

Holds will not be moved, but patrons may export their Transaction History from the Profiles section of the RBdigital app, then place new holds on those titles in Libby.

Only eAudiobooks are moving to the OverDrive collection at this time, so patrons can continue to access RBdigital eMagazines, ArtistWorks, The Great Courses, and Hoonuit on the RBdigital platform.

Getting Started with Libby

Forsyth County Public Library is proud to continue to offer patrons a wide selection of digital titles to access anytime, anywhere through Libby, the one-tap reading app.


For those who have not yet tried the Libby app, all you need to get started is your Forsyth County Public Library card and PIN number. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes.
 
Patrons can find in-app support, or visit the Help site or Libby Academy within the app for assistance.

Access the eLibrary 24/7

In just a few taps, patrons can start reading or listening instantly on a phone or tablet. Libby is available 24/7 without leaving home and is free with your Forsyth County Public Library card.
 
Patrons who need help with eBooks, eAudiobooks, or the transition from RBdigital to OverDrive should visit the Ask Us desk inside any Forsyth County Public Library branch, call us at 770-781-9840, or Ask a Librarian.