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Tappan Library: Adults page: OverDrive and Libby

OverDrive / Libby

Using OverDrive and Libby to read ebooks, audio books, and magazines is easy. All you need is your Library card and your PIN. (If you don't remember your PIN, give us a call)

Please note the the OverDrive mobile apps are being phased out, so if you're currently using it, switch over to Libby to avoid any interruptions in your reading!

What is OverDrive and Libby?
OverDrive is a platform to find, borrow, and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos. Libby is the mobile app for Overdrive

How do I sign up?
Go to or download the Libby app. You will need to enter your home Library, your Library Card Number, and your PIN (usually the last four digits of the phone number you provided to us). See the guide below for a Step-by-Step walkthrough of the sign up process. For more information, go to Getting Started with OverDrive or Getting Started with Libby.

How do I "borrow" items? 
Once you have successfully logged in, you can search for items you want. You can borrow items labeled "AVAILABLE" or place a hold on items labeled "WAIT LIST." Click the "Borrow" link, select your loan period 7 or 14 days, then click "Borrow." The item is now in your "Loans," and you can access it the app, or on your computer. 

Can I download / borrow as many items as I want?
You may borrow up to 8 items at a time. 

How long can I keep items, and how are they returned?
You may select your loan period of 7 or 14 days. The default setting is 7 days.

Returns are managed automatically by OverDrive / Libby. You do not need to return items manually. You can choose to return an item early, instruction to do that will be with the title on your device.

How do I borrow and download or stream items on my tablet or smartphone?
You'll need to install the app for your device. You will find the "Libby" app in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. Click the icons below to be redirected.

Libby - Apple App store link Libb - Google Play link

Need more information? 
Tappan Library Reference Desk for basic help, or setting up your account:

Call 845-359-3877


Or stop by in person, we'll be happy to help you.

Help from OverDrive for problems downloading/using titles or difficulty with the apps:
Comprehensive Help from Overdrive

Contact Overdrive Support

Using OverDrive through a web browser

1. Navigate to

2. Click the 'Sign In' button on the top right

3. Enter your Library card and PIN and click the 'Sign In' button

4. You're ready to read ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from OverDrive! Click on a book cover and click 'Borrow' to start reading

5. To view what books you have checked out, placed on hold, or placed on your wishlist, click the 'My Account' dropdown and select which you'd like to view

Sign In to Libby

1. Download the Libby app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

2. Open app and you'll be asked if you have a library card. Tap 'Yes'

3. Tap 'Search for a Library'















4. In the search box, type 'Tappan' and select the result that says 'Ramapo Catskill Library System'

5. Tap 'Sign In With My Card'

6. Enter your Library Card Number, then tap the 'Next' button

7. Enter your PIN, then tap 'Sign In'

8. You're ready to read ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from Libby! Simply tap on a book cover, or use the Search feature, and click 'Borrow'

9. When you're ready to read, navigate to your Shelf (the stack of books icon along the bottom bar) and select the book you want to start enjoying!