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E-Readers at the Palisades Free Library: Meet Libby: Getting Started with iOS, Android, and Microsoft Devices

Did you know? The library has e-readers available! Have your own device and want to download eBooks and audiobooks from the library? We can help with that, too!

Getting Started with Libby on All Devices

You can use Libby, a new way to borrow and enjoy eBooks from the library, on your iOS, Android, and Microsoft devices. Learn how to get started, search for a title, borrow & download, and place a hold by clicking on the tabs below.

Libby for iOS, Android, and Microsoft Devices

Step 1: Download the free Libby app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Microsoft Store.  

Step 2: Open the Libby app and follow the prompts to Search Libraries and search for the Palisades Free Library. You can search by name, town, or zip code.

  • Tap on Ramapo Catskill Library System to save it to your list. 

Step 3: Now tap    and sign in* with your library card number and PIN. By default, your PIN is the last four digits of the phone number associated with your library card. 

*Signing in allows you to view and access additional titles available only to Palisades Free Library patrons. You can also save multiple cards to access more than one library system (e.g. if you have an NYPL card). 

 

Step 1: Scroll down on the start page to browse titles by popular collections, subjects, and formats.

Step 2: Or tap     and start typing in the title. Libby will automatically suggest titles based on what you type, but you can also tap Search to receive a longer list of search results.

Step 3: You can filter your results by tapping  and can also Hide unavailable titles.  The filter options include: Languages, Audience, and Compatibility.  You can also sort the search results by Date Added, Popularity,  Release Date, Title, Author, etc.

You can read / listen to a sample of titles without downloading anything to your device, even if the title is currently checked out.

 

The line under Read Sample will indicate if the title is currently available.

AVAILABLE NOW:            

NOT AVAILABLE:

Step 1: To borrow a title tap on Borrow or tap on the cover if you’d like to learn more about the book first.

*If you did not previously sign in, the app will prompt you to sign in with your library barcode and PIN.

Step 2: Tap  

Step 3: Tap  Go to Shelf to go to your loans.

Step 4: Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to begin reading or listening to your title.

Step 5:  To bookmark your location, you can tap the upper right-hand corner of the screen , or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to see where you are in the book.

Step 6: To toggle between the searching feature and your loans tap either Library (to search) or Shelf (to see your loans) at the bottom of the screen.

 

Titles that are currently unavailable can be placed on hold.

Step 1: Tap    

Step 2: Confirm by tapping Place Hold!

If you would like automatic checkouts go to    and check the square next to Borrow Holds Automatically:

If you do not choose automatic checkout, you will only have 3 days from the time you receive the email to borrow the title or it will go to the next person on the Holds list.

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Palisades Free Library

19 Closter Road

Palisades, NY 10964

845.359.0136

pal@rcls.org

www.palisadeslibrary.org