OverDrive is provided by Kentucky Libraries Unbound, a consortium of 96 Kentucky libraries that gives their patrons 24/7 access to a growing collection of digital media, all of which can be checked out free of charge.

At the end of the lending period, digital checkouts are automatically returned to the library's catalog, so there are never any late fees.  A hold can be placed on the item, and when it becomes available, an email is automatically sent to the person requesting the title.

Card holders can go directly to http://kyunbound.lib.overdrive.com/.  There, they can install the necessary free media software, browse the collection and download up to 12 titles at one time.

Boyle County Public Library cardholders have immediate access to a collection of eBooks & eAudiobooks from Kentucky Libraries Unbound.

You may download to your personal computer and can also download to selected portable devices through app store (tablets, eReaders and Smart Phones).


About hoopla and Libby:

  • Hoopla provides titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—to instantly borrow, download or stream. 
  • Libby is the app from OverDrive, provided by Kentucky Libraries Unbound, with access to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Titles are automatically returned with no fines.


Big Library ReadsBig Library Read: April 5-19

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. The Art of Taking It Easy is the 24th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/. This free program runs for two weeks and only requires a Boyle County Public Library card to get started.

BCPL is helping readers embrace humor to reduce stress together during the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy ebook from their public library. BCPL library card holders can borrow the ebook without waiting by visiting https://kyunbound.overdrive.com/ or downloading the Libby app.

The Art of Taking It Easy was published by Apollo Publishers. The title can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [U.S. libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.


OverDrive adds more "Always Available" eBooks & audiobooks!

For a limited time, OverDrive is expanding the number of eBooks and audiobooks that are available immediately. Log into your OverDrive account to check out collections for Adults, Teens, and Kids that you can read right now.

Libby Read Now book collection  Libby YA Fiction collectionLibby Juvenile collection

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