Tag your heart out with Libby!

Libby Tags have gotten an upgrade! You can use tags in Libby to organize books however you like, from making lists of books to share with friends or tracking books you want to read, to subscribing to favorite magazines. 

Tags now have a dedicated screen on your Shelf, making it easier to see and manage tags. You can filter your Tags Shelf to show regular tags (like book club picks) or smart tags (i.e., tags with extra logic, like the ability to sync wish lists from the OverDrive app to Libby). From this screen, you can see more details about your tags, including the tag description, how many titles are in the tag, and more. Based on popular request, you can now filter your tags by availability, too! 

Manage To Be Read (TBR) pile 

Let’s be honest: there are just too many books and not enough time. This is why a TBR tag is so useful to keep track of all those books you’ll want to read eventually. And you can open Libby and filter your TBR list to see what’s available. You could even set up separate tags for different moods or genres if you want to be more specific.  

In Libby, you can change a regular tag into a smart tag. A smart tag can automatically keep track of certain titles for you. For example, if you have a tag in Libby for titles you want to read, you can add “OverDrive Wish List” smarts to it. When you do, the smart tag will contain both your OverDrive wish list items plus the titles from your TBR tag.

“Subscribe” to favorite magazines

Gone are the days of needing to log into Libby every month to see if the latest issues of my favorite magazines are out. Now, you can set up a smart tag in Libby to be notified when new issues of a magazine are available at your library.

Keep track of book recommendations  

You can create Libby tags to keep track of book recommendations, both for yourself and for other people. Then when your friend asks if you’ve read anything good recently, you can just open Libby, select that tag, and offer them a whole list of titles to choose from. You can even export the tag to easily share the list of titles with your friend. 

If you’re in a book club or manage one at your library, tags are a great way to keep track of books you think folks in your group might enjoy. 

Remember Did Not Finish (DNF) books 

Now you can use tags to identify books you didn’t finish. That way you won’t run into that #readerproblem of checking out a book only to realize you already Did Not Finish it.

Organize audiobooks by length 

Libby shows users the duration of audiobooks, so you can set up tags based on short or long audiobooks. And because the tags are completely customizable, the definition of short and long can be whatever you want it to be!  

Use emojis  

From the ghost and jack o’lantern for those books I want to read during spooky season to the crying emoji for tearjerkers and even the rainbow icon for books by queer authors, the possibilities are endless.