Meet Libby, the One-Tap Reading App

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Young Man Listening to audio bookThere is something about a crackling fire, the scent of pumpkin spice and the sight of trees dressed in their fall foliage finery that inspires many to enjoy a good book and the Fauquier County Public Library has over 23,000 e-book and e-audio options to choose from. Libby, the easy-to-use app from Overdrive, one of the library’s e-book vendors, is an easy way to start enjoying e-materials.

Getting Started

  1. Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.
  2. In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with your library card.
  3. Browse the collection and borrow a title. Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read or listen to them when you are offline.

More About Your Shelf

Your Shelf in Libby is where you can open and start reading or listening to a title. You can also manage your loans—review what you have checked out, return materials or place holds. You can even see what you have previously borrowed. In addition, you can sync positions, bookmarks and notes across all your devices.

With so many e-books and e-audio options, it can be hard to choose just one. Here are a few favorites, compiled by library staff, to get you started. (Note: These selections are also available in other formats.)

For Children

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot by Dav Pilkey
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

For Young Adults

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

For Adults: Fiction

Count to Ten by James Patterson
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Tailspin by Sandra Brown

For Adults: Nonfiction

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

So go ahead, say hello to Libby and start borrowing today!

Lisa Pavlock, Public Information Coordinator, Fauquier County Public Library


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