Readers across New Zealand have some new favourites from local authors to add to their digital reading list in the Libby app.
As we begin to climb our way out of a global pandemic, Words of Comfort by Rebekah Ballagh is here to help. A companion to those grieving, this book explores the complex emotions involved in a loss. Those looking to escape in the form of armchair travel will be enthralled by Dancing with the Machine by Jo Morgan. Chronicling the extraordinary escapades from a late life adventurer, this read will appeal to travelers, climbers and anyone who loves a good story. Another standout memoir from Allen & Unwin, The Bookseller at the End of the World by Ruth Shaw, is a book lover’s dream about two tiny bookshops in the remote village of Manapouri in Fiordland. Rounding out the reading list is a June release for readers to anticipate: A Gentle Radical, the biography of Jeanette Fitzsimons, the hugely influential leader of the Green Party.
These new titles are only available through OverDrive in the Metered Access Concurrent Use lending model. Known as OverDrive Max, this powerful lending model enables libraries to stock bundles of 75 loans for popular digital books with no expiration date. With each Max title, the cost to serve each reader is typically the lowest available cost for libraries - which makes these must-have adds to your digital collection. Shop these titles and more in OverDrive Marketplace.
MORE OPTIONS FOR YOUR USERS
Users can also explore a new category of content called Libby Extras. These unique digital experiences offer more opportunities to reach new users in your community with continuing education, language learning, crafting, musical instrument instruction and more. Discoverable within Libby, users can connect to this content by simply tapping ‘Extras’ on a library’s digital collection homepage to find what’s available.
Artists and music lovers in your community can watch self-paced music lessons with ArtistWorks, take their painting or pottery to the next level with Craftsy or stream a full-length concert on demand with Qello. Lifelong learners can stay busy with Universal Class, while others will discover how LawDepot simplifies legal forms in minutes. Want to see for yourself? Sign up for free demo access.
Now with more content than ever to explore, it’s important to ensure all your patrons have equal access to these great titles and extras. Recent updates to the accessibility of the Libby app create an inclusive experience for all users, including those with a diverse range of visual, motor and cognitive needs.
Accessibility updates include:
• Screen reader support
• Navigation bar labels
• Adjustable text size
• Adjustable playback speed for audiobooks
• Keyboard shortcuts and focus indicators
• Lighting options
• ... and more.
Learn more about the accessibility updates in Libby.
We are committed to your library’s mission to serve every member of your community. Through exclusive local content, a variety of formats, increased ease of access and public libraries in New Zealand and around the world leading the way, we step closer to a world enlightened by reading for everyone.