► Watch Intro to Libby Tutorial Video

apple iPad and iPhoneLibby is a simplified app from OverDrive for borrowing ebooks and MP3 audiobooks. It is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10. The app does not offer all the functionality of the OverDrive app, but does have the features that are used the most. If you've never read or listened to ebooks or MP3 audiobooks before, Libby is the app to use. If you're happy with the OverDrive app, there's no need to switch.

Here are the basic directions for downloading an ebook or audiobook with the Libby app:

Getting Started

1. Open the app store

2. Search for Libby by OverDrive

3. Install the app


Set up Libby App

1. Open the Libby app

2. Tap Yes if you have a library card with us. If you don't, you'll need to apply for one first. 

3. Tap I'll Search for a Library

4. Search for Pioneer Library System Oklahoma, your City, or your Zip Code.

5. Tap Pioneer Library System

6. Choose whether you want to read books on your Kindle (you must have an Amazon.com account) or if you want to read in the Libby app.

     - If you're not sure, choose to read in the Libby app.

7. Tap Enter the Library


Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

1. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search box at the top or scroll down and tap Explore All Subjects

      - Audiobooks will have a heahphones icon 

2. Tap a book cover, and then tap the Borrow button underneath title

      - If it isn't available, tap Place a Hold

3. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN (usually last 4 digits of your phone number)

4. Tap Borrow. Items are automatically downloaded to the app. 

5. Choose whether to Go to Shelf, to start reading or listening, or to Keep Browsing to check out more items


Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

1. Tap Shelf in the lower right corner of app

2.. Tap Open Book to read, or Open Audiobook to listen


Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. On the Shelf of your app, tap Manage Loan

2. Tap Return Loan to Library and then confirm the action when prompted


Renew eBook or Audiobook

Most items can be renewed 3 days before they are due, if no one else is waiting for them. If you would like to renew:

1. On the Shelf of your app, tap Manage Loan

2. Tap Renew Loan and then confirm the action when prompted


Change Lending Period

You can do this when you borrow a title. 

1. After you tap Borrow, tap the underlined loan period on the confirmation page (before you tap Borrow again). 

2. Change lending period to 7, 14, or 21 days

3. The loan period you choose becomes your default, but you can change it later when you borrow a title again, if you wish.


Apply for a Card

Do you live, work, attend school, or own property in communities within Pottawatomie, McClain and Cleveland counties? You are eligible for a library card!


Room Reservation

The Pioneer Library System's Events Room and Request System facilitates patron's registration for room use requests by using your library card number & 4-digit PIN so you can easily keep track of everything.

As the libraries are closed, reservation requests are not being accepted at this time. The link will become active once libraries re-open and rooms are made available for use.

Reservation Request

Schedule a Librarian

Our libraries offer individual assistance for a variety of customer needs. From assistance with digital devices, business development, and of course helping you find your next great read, we are here to help!

We apologize for the inconvenience but this service is temporarily unavailable due to the COVID-19 concerns. The link will be made active once libraries are re-opened and staff is available to fill appointment requests.  

Appointment Request   

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Can't find the answers you need in our FAQ? Need to renew your borrowing privileges? Can't find your PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number)? Use this link to send a convenient text or email and one of our librarians will assist you.

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The Pioneer Library System serves Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties.

There are twelve hometown libraries, one community place, six information stations, three 24-hour machines, and two book boxes available for your convenience.

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