What app do I use for free eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eMagazines?

Libby and Overdrive (both made by Overdrive) offer the same content; you can even use both apps and your loans will sync across your devices. 

If you have a newer smartphone, tablet, Kindle Fire, or newer computer, give Libby a try! If you have an eReader like a Nook or a Kindle Paperwhite, use an older computer, or want additional features like a wishlist or additional language support, try the original Overdrive. 

overdriveOverdrive (original)

  • Can use with newer devices, but also supports older ereaders like Kindles and Nooks and old and new PCs.
  • Can stream video (in addition to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines)

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LibbyLibby (by Overdrive)

  • Best option for newer devices. Use with devices running iOS 9+, Android 4.4+, Windows 10 (desktops/tablets/mobile)
  • Does not stream video, only eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eMagazines.

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Sora (by Overdrive)

  • Students at many local schools can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from their own school libraries, as well as by connecting their Sora account with their Lafayette Library account to use the Front Range Downloadable Library.

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  • Ask your school how to link your Sora app to your school’s offerings. To download Library content, get the app, and choose Add a Library. Search for Front Range Downloadable Library, enter your library card number, and you are set!
  • No card? No problem! Call us at 303-661-1163 and we will make you a library card over the phone and mail it to you!
  • Sora Getting Started guide

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1. What app do I use for free eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eMagazines?
2. How do I stream free video?
3. How does borrowing work for downloads?
4. Do I need a library card to borrow downloadable content?
5. Can I download and view without a mobile device?
6. Do you have tutorials or more online help?