You may have seen a message from OverDrive recently about losing access to the digital library after October 30. If so, you may be wondering why this is happening and what you can do about it.
This change is actually part of a much larger shift toward higher security standards on the internet, something that is actually very good. Unfortunately, some older devices are unable to support these improved security measures.
If you have an older device, your best bet is to update your device’s system software:
If your device cannot be updated to at least Android 5.0 (or iOS 5 for Apple devices), it’s likely you won’t be able to access OverDrive after October 30. However, if you are using a Kindle Fire, even if your device cannot be updated, you can still use OverDrive. Instead of using the OverDrive app on the Fire, you will use OverDrive on a computer to borrow a Kindle book and send it to your Fire.
Current Libby users on Android devices should not be affected, as Libby’s minimum system requirements were already raised to Android 5.0 in June 2020.
For more information, see this help page from Overdrive: https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/2271.htm