OverDrive and Libby

Our largest and most popular platform for reading ebooks is OverDrive and/or Libby. These two services are owned and run by the same company and access the same collection of titles.

OverDrive and Libby’s collection of ebooks is immense. You can find these titles that ZAPL has to offer by going to OverDrive’s website. Click on the ‘blue O’ icon below or by going to lamb.overdrive.com

In the catalog, you’ll be able to search for ebooks to read on your computer or upon another device.  You can even send ebooks to your Kindle. Sign in using your Butler County Library card.  (The pin number will be the last 4 digits of your library card number, unless you have changed it.)

You are also able to download the OverDrive and/or Libby apps which allow for easy searching and reading.

OverDrive – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store  The original app which has a a few more features than Libby, e.g. videos, some disability compliance features, and greater reading history.

Libby – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store   Designed to be a streamlined borrowing process.

Check out our Library eResources help page if you have any questions about regarding Libby or OverDrive.


Note: OverDrive is slated to be discontinued by the end of the year 2022 with Libby becoming its replacement. OverDrive will no longer be able to be downloaded come February 2022.


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ebooks from Power Library

Power Library is a fabulous repository of eResources, ebooks of course among them. Free with a library card from most public libraries in Pennsylvania.

Click here for PA’s Power Library ebook collections


free or open-access eBooks



A site that provides free ebooks for those titles whose copyright dates have expired or perhaps never have even existed. Great for older literature.