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What are Libby and Overdrive? Are they the same thing?

Libby and OverDrive are both digital material lending apps developed by the same company, Rakuten Overdrive. Libby is its newer rendition, while OverDrive is the classic version. Both apps let you borrow the same free digital content from the library. However, Libby was designed to make finding, borrowing, and enjoying free ebooks and audiobooks easier than ever.

Learn more about how Libby is different from the OverDrive app here.

As of May 2021, Boxborough patrons will be able to access Great Courses, IndiFlix, and Qello Concerts through the Libby app or from http://libbyapp.com on your PC. Video streaming is not available through Overdrive.