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New Hampshire Downloadable Books: For Readers

A Guide to New Hampshire Downloadable Books for eBook and Audiobook Users

Installing the Libby App

Libby, by OverDrive is required to listen to digital audiobooks and one way to read eBooks on a tablet or smartphone. The app is free to install on your Apple or Android device. 


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The first time you load Libby, you will walk through these welcome screens. 


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Find your library -- allow the app to find your location via IP address or search for the library by inputting your zip code -- and add your library card. Any result for “New Hampshire State Library” is acceptable. You will need to sign into your local public library when you add your card. 




Sign in with your library card number. Rename your card, as needed, to manage multiple cards. 


Checking Out an eBook on Libby

Checking out an eBook on the Libby app is a quick way to get reading! 

Listening to an Audiobook

With the Libby app, you can enjoy an audiobook on your tablet or smartphone on the go! 

Early Returns

While it is not necessary to return a title to the collection (since it will return itself at the end of the lending period), early returns gets the title to the next person on the waiting list sooner -- and allows you to check out a new title! 

Sora App for Schools

In summary, Sora is “Libby” for schools. (The Libby app will not connect to a school’s OverDrive service.) Sora finds and applies an OverDrive service from a school, but it also allows students to add NHDB to the app. Note in the second image below (under New Hampshire State Library) a small downward arrow that toggles between the two services. 

Things to know about Sora: 

  • Sora has to first be connected to a school account. 

  • Sora can connect to NHDB, but the students must enter their public library card number to log into NHDB and check out public library eBooks and digital audiobooks. 

  • Sora will only show YA and juvenile titles from the public library’s service. 

  • Sora likely does not show adult titles from the public library’s service. 

  • Sora will show adult titles purchased by the school, but not adult titles from the public library. 

  • It is possible for school librarians to assign books to students, hence the additional student features found in Sora.  


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.