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Your Bellingham Public Library card is the key to access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks in the Washington Anytime Library via Libby. This digital collection has fiction and nonfiction titles for children, teens, and adults. Get started now!

If you had previously used the Overdrive app., you will need to move to Libby. When you first sign up for Libby, you will be offered a chance to synch your wish lists. Scroll down on this page about switching from the Overdrive app to Libby.

Have you already switched over? You can still add your Overdrive lists to Libby.

Mobile Devices (iOS 10+, Android 5.0+, or Kindle Fire OS 5.0+) – get started using the Libby App on your smartphone or tablet. This allows you to download content as well as stream.

Kindle Devices

Computers – use your PC or Mac to stream content

Other eReaders (see list of devices compatible with Adobe Digital Editions) – how to get started

The final step in the migration from Overdrive to Libby will occur at the end of April, 2023. The legacy website for Washington Anytime Library will continue to function, but the Overdrive app will no longer work.

The Libby website will also continue to be available.


  • eBooks and eAudiobooks circulate like other library materials. Most copies have a limit of one borrower at a time.
  • If an item is available, you can check it out and download it right away.
  • If it is checked out by another user, you may place it on hold; you will be notified by a method of your choice when it is available.
  • You can borrow items for 7, 14, or 21 days. Items automatically expire when due, or you can return items earlier.
  • You may have 5 titles check out at a time, and up to 8 holds pending
  • Items accessed  are from Washington Anytime Library . Your device will determine if you will use the OverDrive or Libby version of the collection.

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