What is Libby?
Libby is a free downloadable app that offers a collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for free download.
Where to find Libby?
or from https://libbyapp.com/welcome with a computer in a web browser.
What Devices are Libby Compatible With?
iPads and iPhones running iOS 9.0 or newer
Android tablets and smartphones running Android 5.0
Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium).
Questions? or need more help?
Click here to see our help page on how to use Libby.
Get Libby Support by clicking here
Get Overdrive Support by clicking here
Check out these useful Libby video tutorials.
*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.
Books, Movies, Books on CDs and more?
- Check the lists of books new to the Library in recent months, or the books which will arrive in the coming weeks. Log into your account and put a hold on the ones you are interested in reading.
- Search our Library’s catalogue to see if we have a book you want to read.
- Place a hold on the items you find (even those not received yet), using your Library card number and the password assigned by our Library staff. (Give us a call if you don’t have a password yet).
- If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our collection, it may be available from another Library in BC. On the Search Catalogue page, click on the Search Library drop-down, scroll to the top of the list and choose
BC Interlibrary Connect (rather than Vanderhoof Public Library). When you find what you are searching for, you can put a hold on the book and it will be transferred for pick up at Vanderhoof.
- If you cannot find it through BC InterlibraryConnect (above), you can also try Illume, a catalogue for the remaining BC libraries. When you request an item from another library, it will be delivered to your home library for pick up. (Visit our Illume Help page for more information.)
Magazines or Periodicals?
- A variety of print magazines is available at the Library. Current issues may be read in the Library. Back issues may be checked out for a 3 week loan period.
- Also check out Overdrive. Create an account and log-in for free magazine downloads to your choice of devices.
eBooks or audiobooks?
- Search the catalogues BC Library’s Library2Go to borrow downloadable e-Books and Audio books.
Reading Resources for Children?
- Literacy Kits are designed to help parents and caregivers encourage early literacy skills; they contain various literacy materials related to a specific theme.
- Story Bags contain a popular story book, along with related props to encourage the child to act out the story being read.
- Lisez en francais Check out our French language resources — with accompanying CD.
Resources for People with Print Disabilities?
- The DAISY reader is used to play the DAISY digital audio books etc., and is available for loan.
- Check the NNELS website for talking books for the print disabled. NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service: The Canadian Accessible Library System.
NNELS extends access to a growing collection of accessible library titles produced by, for, and with Canadians with visual impairments and print disabilities. NNELS connects public library patrons with the materials and formats they want, emphasizing user-requested content.
- Mary John Collection (First Nations significant subjects)
- Photo Archive – Carrier First Nation and Historical (for viewing or photocopying only–not for loan)
- Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive
- Click here for lists of Ordered books and New Arrivals for the Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction.
- GoodReads — the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world
- CBC Books — for Canada Reads, Canada Writes, The Next Chapter, Writers & Company, etc.
- Globe and Mail — Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists
- New York Times — Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists
- You can find articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias by logging into one of the Library’s databases. View a full list of our databases or recommended databases & websites by subject.
- Your Library card number is your user name for your account; call or visit the Library to request your password.
- Log in to see items you’ve checked out, renew materials, and to place items on hold.