Digital Collection Quick Guide

Are you interested in using our digital collection but don’t know how to access it?

Whether you are using your phone or computer this quick guide will get you to where you want to be.

First, you will need to sign in to the library catalog.

For Desktop the website is:

There’s a free app for both Apple and Android users, just search Grapevine Public Library.

Second, once you have made it to the catalog you can use a filter to display digital content only.

On Desktop, there will be a drop-down menu from where you can search all digital content, or go straight to “eAudio” or “eBooks” Only.

On mobile, click “eBooks & eAudio” as shown above.

Next you can search any topic and it will only show you digital content.

For this example, we searched “cars.” The first option is an eBook. Now we can click the purple “Download” button and it provides different options on how you may want to read this book.

EPUB will give you an electronic book whereas Plain Text will just be the words.

On Mobile, you may need to download an app to read the eBook.

The app below, Overdrive, will have a collection of the ebooks and eAudio you have checked out. On the top right corner of each item it will indicate which it is. Once your checkout period has ended, it will display the word Expired underneath.

From there you will also be able to click “Add a title” and see what other digital content you can check out.

There are also guides for different devices in the images below.

Is Libby OverDrive?
Libby is built by OverDrive, who also developed the classic OverDrive app. Both apps let you borrow the same free digital content from your library. However, Libby was designed to make finding, borrowing, and enjoying free ebooks and audiobooks easier than ever.  

How do I use Libby?

Download the Libby app. The first time you open Libby, you’ll be prompted to find a library and add a library card.

Then, you can browse your library’s collection of ebooks and audiobooks or search for a specific title, author, or series.

When you borrow a book, it’s added to your Loans (on your Shelf). You can start reading or listening in Libby, or send a book to a Kindle device (U.S. libraries only). Books are automatically returned on their due dates, so you never need to worry about late fees.

If you’re interested in a book that isn’t available right away, you can place a hold and be added to a wait list. Once the book is available, it’ll be automatically borrowed and added to your Shelf.

To learn more about using Libby, browse or search the other articles on Libby Help or view an online video tutorial.

As always if you have any questions, feel free to comment below, write the library a message on Facebook or send an email. We will get back to you as soon as we can! Even though we are all at home we are still here for you!