Cochise County Library app gives users access to free online books

The Cochise County Library District has launched a new app for mobile devices that will allow library users to access thousands of free online books.

Libby can be downloaded free of charge through the app store and accessed by using a library card number and PIN.   File photo

The Cochise County Library District has launched a new app for mobile devices that will allow library users to access thousands of free online books. 

Cochise County Library District recently announced its new "Libby" app which is specifically designed for smartphones and tablets. 

The app, designed by OverDrive, features a built-in player for audiobooks and gives users who belong to multiple library systems a place to access their materials all in one place. The Libby app also features one-touch previews for materials prior to being checked out or downloaded.

"While library patrons have been able to download ebooks and digital audiobooks for several years, the process wasn’t always user-friendly," Cochise County Library District Director Amadee Ricketts said in a press release. “Getting ebooks and digital audiobooks from a public library used to be cumbersome and some patrons just gave up. The process has been improving over the years, but this is the first time we have been able to offer a platform which is both beautiful and simple to use.”

Libby can be downloaded free of charge through the app store and accessed by using a library card number and PIN.

“With many of our patrons living in rural communities, we are delighted to be able to offer this free and convenient service to county residents,” Ricketts said in a statement. 

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