Electronic Devices

Use the tabs below to find instructions for your device.  Click here for more devices.
  1. Apple | Android
  2. Kindle
  3. Nook

Download the Libby App from the App Store on your device:

  1. Tap the App Store Icon.  Go to Search and type "Libby."
  2. Tap the Libby app icon.  Tap Free and then Install to download the app.
  3. If necessary, enter your password and the app will install.

Setting Up the Libby App:

  1. Tap the Libby app on your device.
  2. Follow the prompts. If you already have a library card, tap Yes. If you do not have a Library card, visit the Circulation Desk for assistance. You will need a library card before using Libby.
  3. You can either manually search for your home library by tapping I’ll Search For a Library or tap Yes, Guess My Library to have the app attempt to locate your nearest library. If you do a manual search, locate your library by entering either the library’s zip code (15228 for Mt. Lebanon), name, or city.
  4. Tap the correct library in the search results.
  5. Tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and tap Sign In.
  6. Tap Next after Libby signs you in. You will now be taken to the main page.

Locate eBooks or Audiobooks:

  1. To look up a title, tap Search
  2. You can enter keywords, title, or author.  Libby will provide search suggestions. If one of the predictive results is correct, tap on it. Otherwise, tap Search to complete your search request.
  3. Tap More Options for additional search options, such as limiting to a specific genre, format, or availability.

Download a Title to Your Device:

  1. Titles ready for immediate check out will have a Borrow button.
  2. Tap the Borrow button next to each cover to check out that title.
  3. Tap the Borrow button again. The title should now download
    to your device.
  4. Tap Open Book to begin reading the title
  5. Tap Keep Browsing to keep looking for additional titles.
  6. Tap Go To Shelf to see additional titles already checked out on your card.

Place an Item on Hold:

  1. Unavailable titles will have a Place Hold button.
  2. Tap Place Hold. Tap Place Hold again and select from the following: Read Sample, Suspend Hold, Keep Browsing, or Go to Shelf.
  3. Libby notifications, such as email, will alert you when your hold(s) become available. After receiving notification that a hold is available, you can either: Borrow the title within 3 days. Go to the Shelf menu (in the bottom ride hand side of the app) to download the title. You can also suspend the hold by selecting Deliver later. This option passes the book to the next person in line while maintaining your place on the wait list. After the suspension period (set by you), you will be able to borrow the book when the next copy is available. Or you can Cancel the hold.

Navigating the Libby App:

  1. Tap Shelf in the bottom right hand side of the app to view currently checked out items, holds, and tags (such as wish list).
  2. Tap Holds to view items you are waiting for. Once you receive an email that your hold is checked out to you, return here to download the title.
  3. Tap Library in the bottom left hand side of the app to return to the Carnegie Library’s digital collection main page.
  4. Tap the center circle icon (featuring the cover art of your most recently read book) to return to reading or listening to it. 
  5. You can use tags to add titles to your wish list or review them positively or negatively.
Returning an Item Early:

  1. While in the Shelf menu, tap Manage Loan underneath a title’s cover.
  2. Tap Return Early.
  3. Tap Return! to finalize your early return.
  4. Please note, you will not receive overdue fines on digital items, but please be courteous to other library users who may be waiting for an item by returning items once you’re finished with them. Otherwise, the download will simply expire after the allotted time period (typically 21 days unless you select a shorter checkout period).

For further information, contact the library by calling 412-531-1912 to schedule a Gadget Workshop for personal training.