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OverDrive FAQ

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Checkouts will be turned off in cloudLibrary on Tuesday, May 26, at 4 PM and KDL's digital items will be transferred to OverDrive over the next several weeks.

Below are frequently asked questions about KDL's changing from cloudLibrary to OverDrive/Libby for its main ebook and audiobook collection:

What happens to cloudLibrary items that are checked out before May 26?

Items that have been checked out will continue to be available to you until they reach their regular due date. Be sure to verify that your checked-out items are downloaded and that you can open them.

Will my holds transfer to OverDrive?

Yes! KDL staff have recorded all existing holds and holds are in the process of being added to your OverDrive account. 

Why not offer both OverDrive/Libby and cloudLibrary?  

Offering both services would be cost prohibitive because we would need to maintain collections in both systems, paying royalties to publishers for both, plus we would need to support two systems. We’re confident that OverDrive/Libby provides everything that cloudLibrary offers with greater compatibility with a variety of devices and formats. 

How can I get started with OverDrive/Libby? 

Getting started is easy. Click here to learn more. 

How long can I borrow materials? 

You can borrow ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  

Can I renew materials? 

If no other patrons are waiting for an item, you can renew the item within 72 hours of its due date. 

How many items may I checkout at one time? 

The standard checkout limit is 20 items at one time.  

Note: While KDL is closed to the public in response to COVID-19, we have temporarily doubled all checkout limits for digital items. Patrons will be able to check out up to 40 items in OverDrive/Libby. 

Why can't I find my favorite books in OverDrive?

You may notice that our starting collection in OverDrive/Libby is smaller than usual. We're still working on moving our collection from cloudLibrary to OverDrive/Libby; eventually everything will be available in OverDrive/Libby.

Will my current checkouts in cloudLibrary transfer to OverDrive/Libby? 

Existing checkouts in cloudLibrary will NOT transfer to OverDrive/Libby. 

Why can't I place a hold in cloudLibrary?

Holds have been turned off to allow KDL staff to transfer all existing holds to OverDrive/Libby.

I requested a title to be purchased in cloudLibrary. Will that transfer to the new system? 

Patron purchase requests will not transfer to OverDrive/Libby. New purchase requests may be made on KDL's OverDrive site.

What devices are compatible with OverDrive/Libby? 

  • Android 
  • Chromebooks 
  • eReaders 
  • iOS (iPhone/iPad) 
  • iPod 
  • Kindle eReaders 
  • Kindle Fire tablets 
  • Kobo 
  • Mac 
  • MP3 players 
  • NOOK 
  • Windows 

Will I be able to use my Kindle Paperwhite or other eInk reader? 

Yes, the Kindle Paperwhite and other Kindle eInk devices are supported by OverDrive. 

How can I get help in using OverDrive/Libby? 

Contact Patron Services at 616-784-2007 or chat with us