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Ebooks and Audiobooks at Overdrive and Libby

How to use Overdrive to check out and download ebooks and audiobooks with your Mocs ID.

What is Overdrive/Libby?

Overdrive is a digital platform for checking out ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.  Overdrive's app is called Libby and is the easiest way to get started with ebooks and audiobooks from the UTC Library. All you need to do is download the app and sign into our library using your Mocs ID to begin browsing the digital collection.

Borrowing Privileges

  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. No late fees!
  • Check out up to 2 titles at a time.
  • Borrow titles for up to 14 days.
  • You can place a hold on 2 titles at a time.

Quick Tips:

If a title is not available, you can place a hold.

  • After you place a hold, view your spot in line by going to your Shelf, tapping Holds, then tapping Wait List.

You can view your place in line for a hold.

  • After you place a hold, go to Shelf > Holds and tap the calendar icon. You'll see your approximate wait time, the number of copies in use, and the number of people waiting.

You can save time by saving your preferences.

  • Tap Preferences at the top of your library's home screen, or at the top of any list. Adjust your filters and default sorting option. Tap Apply Preferences.

You can explore more book recommendations.

  • Tap Explore at the top of your library's home screen to discover your next great read. Search by subject, popularity, what's available, and more.

You can add more than one library card.

  • Tap the Libby icon in the top right corner, then tap Add a Library. You can search by name of zip code.

Getting Started

Getting started is easy! Just follow these simple instructions:

  1. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS device.
  2. In Libby, follow the prompts to find UTC Library and sign in with your Mocs ID and password.
  3. Browse the digital collection and borrow a title.

What you'll need:

  • Mocs ID and password
  • Internet Access
  • A smartphone, tablet, or ereader (Kindle, Nook, etc)
  • The Libby app, which can be downloaded for free from your device's app store

Need Additional Help?

There is an in-app support feature to help answer frequently asked questions.


Step by Step Instructions to Get Started

1. If you do not already have the Libby app, search the app store on your device for Libby.

2. Follow the prompt to add your library, or if you already have Libby installed, click on "Add Library."

3. Search by putting in "University of Tennessee" rather than UTC in order to find the UTC Library; tap on "The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga" to select it.

4. You will be prompted to sign in with your card.

5. Libby will warn you that it will open a web browser to complete the sign-in.  Click on "Next" to open the UTCID login webpage.

6. Enter your UTCID and password.

7. Libby will add your ID and password as a library card. This will not replace any cards you already have associated with Libby if you already use the app. The default name of your card will be "The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga." You can rename the card if you wish. Click next when you are finished.

You can switch between cards by clicking on the hamburger menu at the bottom of the app.

8. Browse by categories (there are more categories in the menu with the green balloon icon) or browse all titles. To look for something specific, you can click on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen.

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