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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,367 ✭✭✭JimmyVik


    loopymum wrote: »
    Dunlaoghaire comes up for Ireland on Libby. You can choose that one as all the libraries are linked now


    Just tried that with Dunlaoghaire and then put in my library card and pin.
    Didnt work.
    It just said not a valid Dun Laoghaire-rathdown library card.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭megaten


    I think Dun laoghaire have their own subscription to overdrive that predates the LGMA subscription the other libraries use.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,367 ✭✭✭JimmyVik


    Thanks guys, I guess I just have to wait for Fingal to sort it out then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,235 ✭✭✭Poochie05


    The email I got from Wexford library says changeover is at end of the month. So probably just need to wait until then


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭One More Toy


    Yeah my library not on Libby yet either!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,925 ✭✭✭gipi


    I tried to log in on Libby and it didn't accept my Louth county library reg details either


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭podgeandrodge


    Any way of signing up for Libby? I was able to get a temp Dublin City Library number and pin for borrowbox, but it doesn't work for Libby and says you have to go into the library to sign up - which I presume is not possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,841 ✭✭✭✭ShaneU


    I find it crazy that there is a limited amount of audio books and ebooks to use online. It's a digital file! Completely backwards. Some of them say they are booked out until next year!

    My library not on libby either


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭podgeandrodge


    ShaneU wrote: »
    I find it crazy that there is a limited amount of audio books and ebooks to use online. It's a digital file! Completely backwards. Some of them say they are booked out until next year!

    My library not on libby either

    I wonder is it something to do with usage rights for the amount paid - if they made it unlimited, it could have a bigger impact on sales of the actual content?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 7,920 Mod ✭✭✭✭cee_jay


    ShaneU wrote: »
    I find it crazy that there is a limited amount of audio books and ebooks to use online. It's a digital file! Completely backwards. Some of them say they are booked out until next year!

    My library not on libby either

    Libraries have to buy their books - they buy the license for a finite number of e books, the same as they would buy a finite number of hard copies of the book.

    I have been unable to sign in with my account for Dublin City Library too - guess it will be the end of the month!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 906 ✭✭✭Jellybaby_1


    Forgive my ignorance, what is Libby! Do I need it? And is it used in Clondalkin or Tallaght Libraries?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,065 ✭✭✭jakdublin


    Forgive my ignorance, what is Libby! Do I need it? And is it used in Clondalkin or Tallaght Libraries?

    It’s an app that lets you read magazines on a tablet device (or mobile) for free with your library card.
    https://www.overdrive.com/ZINIO-transition-preview


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,414 ✭✭✭irishgeo


    Managed to sign up with dun laoghaire.

    But four four two seems to have disappeared. used to on RB digital.

    Scrap that found it.

    why are they moving from RB digital to Libby.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭One More Toy


    irishgeo wrote: »
    Managed to sign up with dun laoghaire.

    But four four two seems to have disappeared. used to on RB digital.

    Scrap that found it.

    why are they moving from RB digital to Libby.

    Is that the library you are with physically?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,414 ✭✭✭irishgeo


    Is that the library you are with physically?

    no.

    I signed up for a temporary number on libraries Ireland years back and that works.


  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    ShaneU wrote: »
    I find it crazy that there is a limited amount of audio books and ebooks to use online. It's a digital file! Completely backwards. Some of them say they are booked out until next year!

    My library not on libby either

    Well otherwise publishers would basically be giving them away from free. Piracy is fairly easy as it is, they need to protect whatever of the market they have left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭One More Toy


    Is Bloomberg businessweek on Libby can someone check out of curiosity?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭One More Toy


    Got an email from the library, Libby was due to go live today but there's some issues they are working on


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,741 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Got an email from the library, Libby was due to go live today but there's some issues they are working on

    I emailed my library this morning and the (extremely prompt) response was that the staff themselves are waiting for it to go live!

    Site does not recognise my library card number and PIN at present.

    Surely all of this should have been tested to death before now??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭One More Toy


    Working for me now! My library wasn't listed so I just went to Dublin City library, put in my card number and pin and it worked

    Preferred RB to this it doesn't seem user friendly or is that just me?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,367 ✭✭✭JimmyVik


    Working for me now.
    Fingal library is now showing up in it.
    Picked that.
    Put in library card no.
    Put in pin.
    Bobs yer uncle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,925 ✭✭✭gipi


    Still no joy for me - I don't have a library card, as I only joined post-lockdown. I have a user number and pin, which works on BorrowBox (to borrow eBooks), but it isn't recognised on Libby.

    I'll contact Louth Co Library service and see what they advise.

    On first glance, Libby doesn't look as user friendly as RB.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭One More Toy


    gipi wrote: »
    Still no joy for me - I don't have a library card, as I only joined post-lockdown. I have a user number and pin, which works on BorrowBox (to borrow eBooks), but it isn't recognised on Libby.

    I'll contact Louth Co Library service and see what they advise.

    On first glance, Libby doesn't look as user friendly as RB.

    Totally agree on the user friendly front, much preferred RB but will make do


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,367 ✭✭✭JimmyVik


    gipi wrote: »
    Still no joy for me - I don't have a library card, as I only joined post-lockdown. I have a user number and pin, which works on BorrowBox (to borrow eBooks), but it isn't recognised on Libby.

    I'll contact Louth Co Library service and see what they advise.

    On first glance, Libby doesn't look as user friendly as RB.


    The user interface is up there with the worst I have ever experienced.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,741 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    JimmyVik wrote: »
    The user interface is up there with the worst I have ever experienced.

    It is appalling on a desktop and awful on a tablet. What design company thought it a good idea not to have a clear home button as an anchor for the whole experience?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,985 ✭✭✭opus


    Registered with the Libby app this morning, all worked ok with a Cork City library card. Now to figure out how to add the same magazines as I had in the old RBDigitial app, too bad to hear the UI isn't great but I'm sure I'll figure it out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,766 ✭✭✭One More Toy


    UI is the absolute worst I've ever seen


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    UI is the absolute worst I've ever seen

    it's bloody chronic having to use a browser


  • Registered Users Posts: 373 ✭✭pjq


    I was happy that it's not as difficult as PressReader. I like the "read the article" feature .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 461 ✭✭jface187


    Hey all,

    I'm on a Fingal card, log in and the comic selection is very poor. Noting really. Is the selection better for areas? it is just a Fingal thing? Thanks.


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