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eBooks, eAudio, eMags & Streaming: Tech Help

Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks available anytime and from anywhere you have internet access—free with your library card!

Magazines through Libby

The Libby, by OverDrive app and the web app libbyapp.com are used for accessing digital magazines. 

Setup

Add the Library of Virginia to your Libby app (or libbyapp.com) to browse and check out digital magazines.

  1. Select the Menu icon in the center of the footer of the app.
  2. Select Add Library. Search for and select "Library of Virginia".
  3. When prompted "Let's sign into your account. Where do you use your library card?", DO NOT choose Library of Virginia, select the button that says 84 More.
    screenshot of Libby to find Library of Virginia
  4. Select Fairfax County Public Library from the list of Virginia libraries.
  5. Enter your library card number and password (PIN) to Sign In.

Navigate Libby from its Footer

Search

  •  Select the magnifying glass in the footer of the app to search. Then:
    • Type a title in the search box or
    • Browse Magazines under Explore with Filters. Or,
  • Select the library icon in the footer of the app. Scroll down to the heading Guides and select the green box that says Magazines. You can browse or select the bar that says All Titles > to select Refine

Borrow and Read

  • Select Borrow to check out a magazine. Select Borrow! to confirm.
  • Select the cover of a magazine title and scroll down to see available back issues. Select the image of the library card to the right of a desired issue and select Borrow. Select Borrow! to confirm.
  • Select the Book Shelf icon in the footer of the app to open and view the content of a Magazine.
  • Select the middle of the screen to navigate within the issue.
  • To view a screen-friendly layout of a page or article, select the page in the footer of the app. Select Done to return to the eMagazine.
  • Checkouts of eMagazines are unlimited.

Switch between magazines (Library of Virginia) and eBooks/eAudiobooks (FCPL) by selecting the Menu icon in the center of the footer of the app and choosing your desired library card.

iOS and Android Updates

Libby's minimum iOS version is iOS 10. The Android version must be at least 5.0. It is recommended that for the web browser libbyapp.com, you use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge.

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