Tips for Getting the Most Out of Libby

A few weeks ago we introduced you to the newest member of the library’s online resources, Libby. Libby is an app used to listen to an audiobook or read an eBook through OverDrive. If this is all sounding new to you, check out our first post HERE.

Now we are returning with 12 tips to help you get the most out of Libby. Keep in mind that the OverDrive app is still available. Libby has not replaced OverDrive, it is just another option for users.

OverDrive is sharing some great tips on their blog, which we’ve posted below.

By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist

Readers around the world have fallen in love with our new app Libby. The new interface, simple one-tap experience and all-in-one shelf have made finding your next great read easier and faster than ever. Libby is designed to enable our developers to continuously improve existing features and add new ones, which means there is always something new to discover in the app. Here are our favorite things you can do in Libby that you might not have known about:

Adjust the playback speed 

Switching between common playback speeds is as easy as tapping small clock icon at the top of the screen when you’re listening to an audiobook. These include standard breakdowns between 1-2 times normal playback speed. You can also adjust the playback speed by tapping and holding the clock icon and then dragging it down the screen with your finger until you find your preferred speed. Speed listeners will be excited to know that you can go all the way to 3 times normal listening speed.

Displaying book progress

Did you know you can see exactly how long you have left in the chapter you’re reading, how many pages you have left in the book and even what percentage complete with the book you’re currently at? In the reader, you’ll see your total book progress by default. Tap the page number label (above the timeline) once to show the pages left in the current chapter. Tap the label again to show your total book progress as a percentage. The same can be done with audiobooks. Tap the [Time] Left label (above the timeline) cycle through different time displays: total time elapsed in the audiobook, time left in current chapter, and total progress as a percentage.

For more tips, click HERE to go to OverDrive’s post.

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