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Note: There are a wide number of devices you can use to access OverDrive/Libby. Check out the bottom of this page for a video tutorial and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use this service with your device.

Thousands of ebooks and e-audiobooks for all ages are at your fingertips with OverDrive/Libby, featuring an ever-expanding collection of new fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages.

Search the GVPL catalogue for titles, or search within the OverDrive website or Libby app. You can browse by subject and genre, borrow content, place holds and return titles, and you can set email notifications to receive an alert when a book on hold is ready for downloading.

Log in with your GVPL library card number and 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.

What you need OverDrive or the Libby app
Checkout limits 10 titles at a time
Loan period 21, 14, or 7 days
Holds 15 titles at a time
Hold period 72 hours upon notification
Hold notifications Opt-in by email or messages in app
Renewals Items can be renewed starting three days before the expiry date if there are no holds on the item. Note: items cannot be renewed library catalogue.
Returns Return early so you can borrow more books OR item will expire automatically at the end of the loan period (no fines)

Borrowing Limits and Fees

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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“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger