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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Customize Your Reading Experience With Libby

Customize your reading experience with Libby

OverDrive's Libby app has many features that help make the app more accessible to more people.

  • App Settings
    Tap the Libby Menu, the three horizontal lines at the bottom of your screen. Under Help and Support, tap Settings. and then Accessibility Features. Here you can adjust the look and feel of the app to meet your needs. You can reduce the color variation and improve contrast. You can also reduce text variation and minimize animation effects in the app.
  • Reader Settings
    With an ebook open in the Libby app, tap the center of the screen to open the navigation settings and then tap the "A" at the top of the screen. Here you can customize the ebook's font, text size, and lighting. An OpenDyslexic font is available that has larger spacing and may be easier to read for some people. Change the text size and instantly make your ebook large print. With an audiobook open in the Libby app, you can customize the narration speed, set a sleep timer, and set bookmarks.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    If you are using the Libby app on a computer, there are many keyboard shortcuts available. While navigating the app, press Shift / to see the quick navigation options. Press Shift / with a title open to see a selectable list of shortcuts. Shortcuts include place a bookmark, previous and next chapter, rewind or advance 15 or 60 seconds, and adjust audiobook playback speed.
  • Screen Reader
    The Libby app works with screen readers like NVDA and VoiceOver. The screen reader program can be used to navigate the Libby app on a mobile device or For more information about using a screen reader, visit this Libby Help article.

If you have questions about getting started with the Libby app, there are help videos available in English, or stop by the Tabb or Yorktown Reference desk and a staff member will be glad to assist you.

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