Important information for users of our eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines. 

Our collections on RB Digital are moving to a new app called Libby.

Our transition is now complete. You can now download the Libby app and add Guernsey Public Library. Enter your library card number - your password is your surname and is case sensitive, i.e. the first letter should be a capital (e.g. Smith, Jones). Watch this handy explainer video for a step-by-step guide on setting up Libby.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience – we know it’s a pain having to download another app and enter your details again. But once it’s done it’s done, and you’ll get all the same free services on the award-winning Libby app: eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines.

RB Digital has been bought by Libby’s parent company Overdrive. It won’t be closing down straightaway – it will remain available for a couple of months, so after the move you’ll still be able to finish anything you’ve already borrowed. But we recommend you use Libby for anything new.

None of our other online services, including BorrowBox, are affected by this change.

We hope you’ve enjoyed using RB Digital, and that you enjoy using Libby even more. And if you’ve not tried our online collections yet, now’s the perfect time to get started – make a start here and do get in touch if you need any help setting up.

Please note: if you join online, your temporary membership number will not work on Libby. To use Libby, please contact us so we can issue you with a permanent number.

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Why is this change happening?

RB Digital has been bought out by Overdrive, the parent company of Libby. All libraries that used RB Digital are making the transition to Libby.


When is this change happening?

The transition will begin on Tuesday 23 March 2021. You will have until May to make the switch before RB Digital closes down.


Can I keep borrowing and reading titles in RB Digital?

Yes, you can keep borrowing and reading titles in RB Digital until the app closes down in May. We recommend you switch over to Libby if you'd like to check out anything new.


What will happen to my holds from RB Digital?

Holds will not be moved to Libby. You'll need to place any holds again in Libby.