TECH TALK: Libby & Hoopla

Libby with an eReader or eReader Tablet

eReaders devices that are only for reading books

  • Kindle readers recent models – Direct transfer is wireless through Libby app & any amazon account.
  • Kindle reader older model – may require transfer by computer or to kindle email account.
  • Nooks Readers – Transfer from computer or tablet to Nook using Adobe Digital Editions
  • Kobo Readers- Transfer from computer or tablet to Kobo using Adobe Digital Editions

E-Reader ‘Tablets’  Ereaders with tablet features

  • Nook Tablets –Use Libby App
  • Kindle Fire (tablet) – Use the web version of Libby or use the older Overdrive app.  (Some older models no longer support the Overdrive App, so use web version of Libby.)
  • Kobo Tablets – Use Overdrive app


Use Libby without an eReader

Most Tablets or Smart Phones use the Libby App. If not available then you can still use the website version of Libby

Computers use the Libby website.


Hoopla App How To

Doesn't work with eReaders!

Most Tablets or Smart Phones  Get the Hoopla app on most devices! Or use the Libby website.

Computers use the Libby Website.

Smart TVs Hoopla apps are available on some newer smart TVs, or you can share your computer screen with an HDMI cord.


Ebook Format Reference List

Kobo eReader and Kobo Books Reader App

  • Books: EPUB, EPUB3 (Note: Kobo Original and Kobo Wi Fi does not support EPUB3), PDF, FlePub and MOBI.
  • Documents: PDF.
  • Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and TIFF.
  • Text: TXT, HTML, and RTF.
  • Comic Books: CBZ and CBR.


  • Kindle Format (. MOBI, . AZW)
  • Microsoft Word (. DOC, . DOCX)
  • HTML (. HTML, . HTM)
  • RTF (. RTF)
  • Text (. TXT)
  • JPEG (. JPEG, . JPG)
  • GIF (. GIF)
  • PNG (. PNG)

NOOK (depends on device)

  • NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color support EPUB, CBZ and PDF formatted books.
  • NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight™, NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Glowlight support EPUB and PDF formatted books.
  • NOOK 1st Edition supports EPUB, PDB and PDF formatted books.
  • NOOK for Android supports EPUB formatted books.
  • NOOK for iOS supports EPUB (non DRM) and PDF.
  • NOOK for Web does not allow you to transfer or sideload eBooks into its platform.

Ebook Formats Explained  (outside link)

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