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Posted on: December 1, 2021

OverDrive app to be removed from app stores February 2022

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In early August 2021, OverDrive notified MCPL that they will be removing the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Microsoft Store in February 2022, and new users will only be able to download the Libby app going forward. 

What is Libby? 

Libby is the newest app from OverDrive, inspired by library and user feedback and designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. If you haven’t already, we encourage all MCPL cardholders to download the free Libby app to become familiar with how it works. For new Libby users looking to learn more about Libby, you can register to attend a series of live training sessions, or view on-demand how-to videos. You can also visit the Libby Help site for more information.

What does this mean for current OverDrive app users?

When the OverDrive app is removed from app stores, users who already have it installed can continue to use it with no disruption. OverDrive will continue to provide help and support resources for the OverDrive app. 

What about our OverDrive website?

Our digital collection ( will continue to be available as a browser-based experience.

What is our library doing to address this change?

We will be updating our library website to direct new users to download the Libby app. We will continue to have links that direct current OverDrive app users to OverDrive Help for troubleshooting. MCPL staff will be trained on updated Libby materials to point first-time users to Libby.

I have more questions.

For more information on this change, patrons may contact the libraries by calling (432) 688-4320 or by emailing

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