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OverDrive e-Books

Refer to this guide to learn how to access and read e-books! Books can be downloaded to your Kindle, Kindle app on iOS and Android devices, or to the Libby app.

Borrow e-books and audiobooks via Libby!

                            We are excited to provide the Austin College community access to select e-books and audiobooks via the popular Libby app from OverDrive!

Current titles are both fiction and non-fiction. More titles are being added all the time, so if you do not see something of interest now be sure to check back regularly! You can also let us know if there is a particular title you would like to see added to our collection.

Introduction to Libby

The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with e-books and audiobooks from Abell Library. All you need to do is download the app to your device and sign into our library using your AC network credentials to begin browsing this digital collection.

Libby Instructions

Getting started is easy! Just follow these simple instructions:

  • Install the Libby app on your iOS or Android device (links above).
  • In Libby, follow the prompts to find Austin College and sign in with your AC network credentials (user ID and password).
  • Browse the digital collection and borrow a title.

What do you need to enjoy free, instant access to e-books?

  • Your AC network credentials
  • Internet access
  • A smartphone, tablet, or e-reader (Kindle, Nook, etc.)
  • The Libby app, which can be downloaded for free from your device's app store

Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.

  • Check out up to 3 titles at a time.
  • Borrow titles for periods of 7 or 14 days.
  • You can place a hold on 3 titles at a time.

Quick Tips

If a title is not available, you may place a hold.

After you place a hold, view your spot in line by going to your Shelf, tapping Holds, then tapping Wait List.

You can view your place in line for a hold.

After you place a hold, go to Shelf > Holds and tap the Calendar icon. You'll see your approximate wait time, the number of copies in use, and the number of people waiting.

You can save time by saving your preferences.

Tap Preferences at the top of your library's home screen, or at the top of any list. Adjust your filters and default sorting option. Tap Apply Preferences.

You can explore more book recommendations.

Tap Explore at the top of your library's home screen to discover your next great read. Search by subject, popularity, what's available, and more.

Already using Libby with another library, like your local public library? No problem! You can add more than one library card.

Tap the Libby icon in the top right corner, then tap Add a Library. Search by name 'Austin College' or by zip code.

Need Additional Help?

There is an in-app support feature to help answer frequently asked questions. Visit:

You may also get in touch with Andrew Smith for additional support or if you have any questions.

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