Libby

These books are curated and selected by our New Canaan Librarians! Libby is a newer app that was developed by Overdrive. Libby is easy to use and is a great way to get started with digital libraries. Newer books may have longer wait lists, so place a hold on popular titles and you’ll be notified by email when it’s your turn to read.

How To Use The Digital Library

Watch a brief tutorial with Reference Librarian, Sam Connell, and learn how to get started reading eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines from our Digital Library.

Instructions

Apple (iPhone & iPad)

  1. Download the Libby App from the App Store!
  2. Tap “Hi!” to begin. Tap Find my Library and select New Canaan Library.
  3. Tap on the Add Your Card to register. Type in your library card number and tap Sign in.
  4. Check out eBooks and Audiobooks! Using the search bar, search by title or author for your next great read. You can also browse the holdings. Headphones in the corner of an item means audio, a book icon in the corner of an item means ebook.
  5. Once a book is borrowed, click on Shelf (to the right of the Libby icon) to view your items and to start reading/listening! Tap Library (to the left of the Libby icon) to return to the collection.
  6. Read on another device! Open the menu settings and select Download Settings. Select I Read on Another Device to edit your device preferences.

Android (phone & tablet)

  1. Download the Libby App from the Play Store!
  2. Tap “Hi!” to begin. Tap Find my Library and select New Canaan Library.
  3. Tap on the Add Your Card to register. Type in your library card number and tap Sign in.
  4. Check out eBooks and Audiobooks! Using the search bar, search by title or author for your next great read. You can also browse the holdings. Headphones in the corner of an item means audio, a book icon in the corner of an item means ebook.
  5. Once a book is borrowed, click on Shelf (to the right of the Libby icon) to view your items and to start reading/listening! Tap Library (to the left of the Libby icon) to return to the collection.
  6. Read on another device! Open the menu settings and select Download Settings. Select I Read on Another Device to edit your device preferences.