Due to circumstances beyond our control, the BCLS mobile app is experiencing compatibility issues with the library's catalog. You can still access your account and the BCLS catalog at baycountylibrary.org during this time, but the app will unfortunately not function properly until the developers find a solution. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from the Bay County Library System! 

The Libby app, which is created by OverDrive, has replaced the OverDrive app. Here are directions to help you get started with Libby:

  1. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) device:

    Download app – Apple Store
    Download app – Google Play

    Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.
  1. In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.
  1. Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title. 
  1. Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you’re on Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

On your Shelf, tap loans at the top of the screen. From there, you can: 

  • Tap Read With… to choose whether you’d like to open a book in Kindle or Libby. 
  • Tap Open In Libby, Open Magazine, or Open Audiobook to start reading or listening in the app. 
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return

For more help with Libby, visit help.libbyapp.com

Published by on July 19, 2023
Last Modified December 04, 2023