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About the eBook, audioBook, and eMagazine Service

Last Updated March 26, 2021

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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?

At https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

or from the link on the home page of our website:

vanderhooflibrary.com

What Devices are Libby Compatible With?

  • Android Devices (Tablets & Phones)
  • Apple Devices (iPods, iPads, and iPhones)

Questions? Access Libby Support by going to this link https://help.libbyapp.com/en-us/index.htm

 


Library 2 go  is a provincially-run service for borrowing audioBooks and eBooks.
(Sometimes the service is referred to as OverDrive because that’s the name of the software used to run it.)

How many eBooks or audioBooks can I sign out with Library2go?

You can borrow 5 items at a time and check them out for 7, 14 or 21 days at a time.

How do I return an item?

Items are automatically returned (or expired).  They’ll still appear on your device, but will no longer be available.  You can either delete the title then or borrow it again.

Can I renew items?

No, but you can borrow the item again or place a hold on it.

Can I place a hold?

Yes, you can place holds on up to 5 items at a time.  You’ll receive an email when the hold is ready and will have 3 days to download the title.  To cancel a hold, sign into your account, click the “Holds” link and click the “Remove” link for the title.

Will my mobile device work with Library 2 Go?

Most likely yes, but check this list of compatible devices.   Vancouver Public Library has also put together information on how to choose an eReader that suits your needs.

Where can I get more help?

Contact your library for help or browse through these Help pages.

Find out more:

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.


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Last Updated February 9, 2021

Looking for…

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.

Special Collections?

Reading Recommendations?

Homework help?

  • Check our Kids and Teens homework help pages.

Research?

Your Account?

  • 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.

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