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Alameda County Library

We are in the process of developing a phased approach to reopening that ensures the health and safety of our communities and staff. In doing so, we are following the best available advice from our county, state, and national health officials as well as the American Library Association. We plan to share our reopening plan next month, and our website will be updated with the details of the plan. Read more

eBooks & eAudio: Overdrive: Libby & Kindle

We have ebooks and downloadable audiobooks for all ages.

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Find out which OverDrive app is right for you!

  • Try Libby - The one-tap reading app from OverDrive! Get it now from your app store.
  • Want to read Kindle eBooks?  OverDrive is the only place you'll find them. Need Help? 
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  • Love the classic OverDrive app? It's still available from your favorite app store.


Libby is now available in 10 languages!

To help further serve the needs of our diverse reading community, Libby’s user interface now supports 9 additional languages. All of the helpful information and guides (not the ebooks and audiobooks themselves) can be updated to your native language to simplify your experience. Browse collections, search for specific titles, get help, and more in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French (Canada)
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Swedish

If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language.


To support this upgrade and enable future feature development, Libby’s minimum Android operating system requirement has changed from version 4.4+ (KitKat, released in 2013) to version 5.0+ (Lollipop, released in 2014). This change affects Android devices that cannot upgrade to Android version 5 or higher.  Users with these older devices will see a message with options to either update their device's operating system, switch to a supported device, or access Libby in the device’s web browser. The iOS minimum requirement for Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) remains unchanged at 9.0+.

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News & Updates


Current Technical Issues

NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE: We are currently experiencing difficulty with passes for the New York Times.  The vendor has been notified and the issue will be corrected shortly.  Thank you for your continued patience!

SIMPLYE/RBDIGITAL: There is currently an issue with RBDigital audiobooks on SimplyE – the problem results in users not being able to checkout/download/return RBDigital eAudiobooks. This problem is intermittent and doesn’t affect all library cardholders. SimplyE and RBdigital are working together to solve the problem.  Thanks so much for your understanding!

eResources Updates & Changes

Please note that, as of August 1, we will make the following changes to our eResources offerings:

  • We will no longer subscribe to Freegal.  You will be able to check out streaming and downloadable music at hoopla Digital.

Please note that, as of June 30, we have made the following changes to our eResources offerings:

  • We no longer subscribe to cloudLibrary.  We are in the process of moving the cloudLibrary collection to our OverDrive collection - they will be available by July 2.
  • We no longer subscribe to Universal Class.  We offer comparable content at Gale Presents: Udemy.

Libby is now available in 10 languages!  Read more and find out about changes for some Android users at our eBooks & eAudio page.

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