Overdrive Libby is a relatively new app for Android and iOS that focuses on reading ebooks and listening to audiobooks. There is a new update that introduces push notifications, so you never have to worry about missing a hold or worrying about when a digital book is going to expire again.
Push notifications can be enabled or disabled by the user and can some of the new features will notify you when a hold becomes available, when a loan is about to expire, when a loan has expired and many more.
Users with devices that don’t support push notifications can opt to receive notifications via email or in the Libby menu. As a follow-up to our earlier message, in early 2020, hold redelivery will replace auto-checkout, and Libby’s notifications will be a helpful tool for guiding users through the new experience. You can learn more about hold redelivery here.
Here are some other updates found in Libby 6.0
- You’ll notice the menu options have been simplified for clarity and, in lists and search results in the Library view, you’ll see a “Returned…” date next to titles you’ve previously borrowed.
- You’ll also find the new “Manage Notifications” section in the menu and a shiny new Libby menu icon.
- A new setup code location. Simply tap and hold the menu icon until the code appears.
- There are also new icons for the availability and status of titles in the library and on your shelf.
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