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Library now offers digital collection through OverDrive


As of October 1, 2020,  the Georgia Download Destination (of which Athens Regional Library is a participant) will transfer its digital eBooks and audiobooks to OverDrive and the Libby platform from RBDigital. Learn more about how the change will affect the way you read digital ebooks and audiobooks here.

The library’s digital collection transfered to OverDrive and the Libby platform from RBDigital. What does that mean to you? 

  • You will use OverDrive’s Libby app to download and enjoy our large collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks
  • Your current holds, checkout history, and wish lists will NOT transfer over to the Libby app. We suggest you record those titles elsewhere so you do not lose them.
  • The checkout of magazines is not a part of OverDrive’s Libby app at this time, but should be in the future. Magazines will still be available through RBdigital until they are transferred over to the Libby app. You will be notified of this prior to the transfer. 
  • All of our ebooks and audiobooks will transfer to the new platform.
  • Kindle Paperwhite users will now be able to check out items from the digital collection!
  • Making the transition is easy. Just enter your library name and library card number in the Libby app (available free in both Apple and Google stores), and you're on your way!

You can find more information here!

This transition is scheduled to happen on or around October 1, 2020. Patrons who currently use RBDigital should see messages on your RBdigital screen with further instructions as they are available. Got questions? Call your library or use our interactive Reference Chat at our website. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..