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Get the Libby App

1. Sign into your library
Install the Libby app from your device's app store. Open the app and follow the prompts to find Reading Public Library and sign in with a valid library card. Enter your PIN (default is the last four digits of your phone number connected with your library card registration) Forgot your PIN? Have it emailed to you from your Berks County Public Libraries account.

2. Borrow
Search the online catalog and borrow a title from your library’s collection. Place holds and you’ll be contacted when they are available.

3. Enjoy
Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically so you can read them when you're offline. Titles are automatically returned for you at the end of your borrowing period. Never worry about late fees!



POWER Library Databases

POWER Library is a statewide database archive which provides access to thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, encyclopedia resources, photographs, reference materials and more for Pennsylvanians of all ages. All materials are free to Pennsylvania residents.

Access POWER Library resources with your current library card or sign up for an e-card online.



Why can't I borrow from Hoopla?

The countywide Hoopla service was discontinued December 31, 2018. Select libraries continue to offer hoopla service to their registered patrons. If your library offers Hoopla and you are unable to borrow materials, please contact your library directly with questions.

Why can't I find my library?

Berks County Public Library cardholders can access the digital collection by selecting Reading Public Library as their library location.



Can I access the collection with my Wyomissing Public Library card?

The Wyomissing Public Library has a separate collection from the Berks County Public Libraries collection. In 2021, both groups allowed for shared access from both collections, allowing cardholders to borrow materials from either digital location. Follow the instructions below to add the new collection to your Libby account.



Trouble getting a book from Amazon to your Kindle

Follow this video to set your reading preferences to Kindle through the app. 

If you're having trouble getting a library book from Amazon's website onto your Kindle, we recommend redelivering it from your Amazon account. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to Amazon's website and sign into your account.
  2. Under the Account & Lists drop-down (at the top of the page), select Your Content and Devices.
  3. Select your book, then select Deliver.
  4. Select the devices to deliver the book to, then select Deliver again.



I can't find movies on Libby

You can access the library Screening Room for video streaming online or through the OverDrive app. OverDrive is not currently planning on adding streaming video to the Libby app.