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These digital resources will allow you to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of your own home, through compatible devices. eBooks and eAudiobooks return automatically on their due date, so they do not have any late fees or damage costs.

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Digital Resource Available
Materials
Checkout
Limits
Loan
Period

Overdrive
OverDrive Website

eBooks and
eAudiobooks
5 titles (combined between OverDrive and Libby)

14-21 days

Libby 150 x 62
Libby Website

eBooks and
eAudiobooks
5 titles (combined between OverDrive and Libby) 14-21 days

cloudLibrary App Icon 50x50

CloudLibrary Website

Express eBooks
and eAudiobooks
2 titles 7 days

Hoopla-Logo-blue-300

Hoopla Website

eAudiobooks 7 titles
per month
21 days

Tumble Book Library - 150 x 61

TumbleBook Library Website

Children's eBooks
and eAudiobooks
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OverDrive

You can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos through OverDrive. It requires a library card and PIN, but no additional account creation. You can use OverDrive on desktop and mobile devices.

Libby is an alternative way to access the OverDrive Library (for more information on Libby, see the next section below). The five item checkout limit is combined between OverDrive and Libby, so users can check out up to five items between the two programs.

Getting Started

With a valid library card and PIN code and a compatible device (listed below), patrons can log into the OverDrive website or app to checkout and download books.

Compatible Devices:

  • Apple (iOS 9.0+) and Android (4.0+) devices can download the OverDrive app for use with the digital library resources
  • Computers with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge can use the OverDrive read in your browser option
  • Computers with Adobe Digital Editions 3.0 or higher can download digital titles and read offline or transfer them to a compatible eReader (Kobo, Nook, or Sony)

Important! Please note the following: OverDrive is not available for download on Kindle eReaders.

Can I place a hold?

Holds can be placed on content that is currently checked out to another user. Each user can place up to eight holds at a time.

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Libby

Libby is a book-borrowing app from OverDrive. The app allows patrons to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks. Patrons are able to borrow 5 items at a time and books return automatically; they do not accrue fines. Libby requires a library card and PIN but no additional account creation. Libby is only available as an app.

Libby is an alternative way to access the OverDrive Library. The five item checkout limit is combined with OverDrive, so users can check out up to five items between the two programs.

Getting Started

Find and install the Libby app through your device's app store and sign in using your library card number and PIN.

Libby is compatible with devices that use the following operating systems:

  • Applie iOS 9+
  • Android 4.4+
  • Windows 10 (for desktop/tablets), version 1607 or later

Can I place a hold?

Yes, users can place up to 8 holds at a time.

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CloudLibrary

CloudLibrary is an express eBook and eAudiobook service. Users are limited to borrowing a maximum of two titles at a time, for a loan period of seven days. This lower lending limit and shorter loan period will increase circulation and make more popular titles available faster to more readers.

Getting Started

Download the cloudLibrary App on a compatible device and log in using your library card number and PIN. The app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Kindle Fire App Store. Alternatively, you can also install the Windows, Chromebook, or Apple desktop applications.

Can I place a hold?

CloudLibrary does not allow holds or waiting lists. The express books platform aims to increase availability of titles while decreasing wait times by having lower checkout limits and shorter load periods than other eBook and eAudiobook services.

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Hoopla

Hoopla allows library users to borrow digital movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks, and with Hoopla there are no wait lists. It can be used on both desktop computers and mobile devices. You can stream borrowed content on a computer or mobile device, or use offline by downloading content through the Hoopla app to a mobile device.

Getting Started

Download the Hoopla app to your mobile device or go to the Hoopla website on your desktop device.

For a full list of supported devices visit Hoopla Help.

Can I place a hold?

No, you cannot place a hold. Multiple users are able to access the same material at the same time, so waiting lists are not required.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Getting Started

Click on the TumbleBooks link to access the TumbleBooks Library from any device. You can also access TumbleBooks from a mobile device. Download the TumbleBooks app from your device's app store. Select your country and province, and then enter Lambton County Library and your library card number. Browse the list of titles and select the book you'd like.

How many titles can be checked out, and how long can they be checked out for?

There are no limit to items you can access. Items are not checked out, they are streamed so many people can use the same material at once.

Can I place a hold?

No, since items can be used by multiple users at once and they are not checked out, you cannot place holds.

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