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Project Description

OverDrive Magazines

Instantly read the latest issue of your favourite magazine on your computer or through the Libby app on your mobile device. Choose from more than 3,000 magazines covering a range of topics — news, business, science, fashion and more.

Some of the most popular magazines in our selection include House and Home, Zoomer, Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest Canada, Style at Home, Elle Canada, HELLO!, The Hockey News and Cook’s Illustrated.

To start reading, simply sign in using your GVPL library card number and PIN/Password.




There are a variety of devices that can be used to access OverDrive/Libby. If you need assistance, you can view the following documents to learn how to set up and navigate your tablet, e-reader or smartphone:

  • Android and iOS devices can use the Libby app. View PDF.
  • Newer Kobo e-readers have OverDrive built into the device. View PDF.
  • Older Kobo e-readers will require a few additional steps. View PDF.

If you are still having trouble, please send us a message through our webform or phone us using the Customer Service Line during open hours at 250-940-4875. We’re here to help.

Only the most recent issue of every magazine will appear. There will be links to previous issues available from the title details page.

If you’re using the Libby app, click ‘Explore’ and then ‘Subjects.’ Expand the ‘Preferences’ menu and change the format to ‘Magazines’. Click ‘Apply Preferences’ to view the subjects or genres of the magazines.

On the OverDrive page, click ‘Subjects’ and then ‘Magazines’. Browse magazines by their subject or genre. Use the filters option to find magazines on subjects such as entertainment, news, celebrity, health, etc.

You can borrow magazines for 7, 14, or 21 days. Magazines can be renewed within three days of the end of the loan period.

You can also renew a magazine within three days of the end of the lending period. Patrons may borrow the magazine again at any time.

All digital magazines borrowed through OverDrive are available for unlimited, simultaneous borrowing and will not count toward your ‘limit’.

OverDrive cannot automatically check out new issues of a magazine for you, but some people find it useful to use the tagging feature in the Libby app to save magazines they frequently check out. You can use the tagging feature to check for new issues.

This Digital Collection is a third-party service hosted in the U.S. or in another location outside Canada. Creation of a user account may store limited Personal Information (email address, password, library barcode and password, and the date of your last login) on a server stored outside Canada. Upon account creation, you are consenting and become subject to the privacy policy of the service provider. GVPL encourages patrons to review all third-party privacy policies and statements to protect their personal information.

Where other (third-party) organizations require personal information in order to provide services on behalf of the Library, the Library makes reasonable efforts to obtain commitments from such organizations that they treat the personal information in compliance with FIPPA and this policy. However, once information is in the hands of other organizations, it is beyond the Library’s control, and the Library cannot be accountable for the use, or further disclosure, of that information.

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