popular materials: audiobooks

Using Libby

What is Libby?


  • Libby is an app that gives you easy access to the eBooks and audiobooks in the Libraries' Overdrive database. 
  • You can check out 3 titles at a time for up to 21 days each.
  • Students, faculty, and staff can access Libby through Appalachian State. Community borrowers can use Libby with a public library card.

Getting started with the app

  1. First, install the Libby app for iOS or Android.
  2. Open the app and choose "Add Library."
  3. Search for "Appalachian State." 

    Screenshot from the Libby app showing how to search for your library
  4. Follow the prompts to connect your Libby app to your Appalachian State University account. You'll be asked to sign in with your Single Sign-On username and password.
  5. Once you've signed in, Libby will tell you that you've added your library card. If you want to listen on your phone or tablet, you're all set!
  6. If you want to listen to Libby eBooks on your Kindle, click the "Yes, I am a Kindle user" option and follow the prompts to connect Libby to your Kindle. 

Other ways to listen

You can also listen to Libby eBooks:

Using Hoopla

What is Hoopla?

  • Hoopla is an app you can use to access audiobooks and eBooks on your phone or tablet.
  • You can borrow up to 10 items for 21 days each.
  • Students, faculty, staff can use Hoopla through Appalachian State University.

Getting started with the app

  1. Download the Hoopla app for iOS or Android
  2. Choose "Sign Up"
  3. Enter your e-mail address and make up a password
  4. Under Choose Your Library, search for "NC LIVE" and tap the "NC LIVE Raleigh, NC" search result:

    Choose NC LIVE as your library
  5. When asked for a library card number, enter your email address.

Other ways to listen

  • With Alexa: Hoopla supports most Amazon devices, including the Echo, Echo Plus, Dot, Spot, and Show.
  • In the car: Hoopla supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.