Push notifications are now live in Libby, providing a new way to connect with and engage more readers. Users can choose which notifications they’d like to receive from the Libby menu under Manage Notifications, including:
- When a hold becomes available
- When a loan is about to expire
- When a loan has expired
- And more!
- Notifications are device-specific, so users can set their notification preferences for each device they use Libby on.
- After swiping a push notification, a user will be taken to their Reading Journey for that title, which displays any previous interactions and activity the user had with that book (notes, highlights, time read, etc.).
- Users on devices that don’t support push notifications (or where they’re disabled) can opt to receive notifications via email or in the Libby menu.
- Along with a new Manage Notifications section, we’ve refreshed and simplified the Libby menu.
- Going forward, email addresses for users that opt into Libby notifications will no longer be captured in Marketplace reports.
- As a follow-up to our earlier message, in early 2020, hold redelivery will replace auto-checkout, and Libby's notifications will be a helpful tool for guiding users through the new experience. Learn more about hold redelivery on the Overdrive website.
To enjoy notifications and other app improvements, be sure to install the latest update for Libby from your device’s app store.
Visit Libby Help for more information about notifications and other Libby features. As always, feel free to reach out to New Lenox Library staff if you need assistance.