RBdigital Transition to Overdrive

Effective October 1, 2020 – A Message About RBdigital Service

Dear Georgia Download Destination (GADD) Member,

You may have heard in the news that Overdrive, Inc. was purchased by KKR, the same company that owns RBdigital. A re-organization of the company includes combining the RBdigital library business with OverDrive’s industry-leading technologies.

The Georgia Download Destination is transitioning from the RBdigital platform to Overdrive’s Libby platform. What does that mean to you?

  • You will use Overdrive’s Libby app to download and enjoy GADD’s large collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks
  • Your current holds, checkout history, and wish lists will NOT transfer over to the Libby app. We suggest you record those titles elsewhere so you do not lose them.
  • You will continue to have access to magazines through RBdigital until the platform ZINIO is integrated into Libby. We do not expect any disruption of magazine access. If we do find that there will be disruption other than the transfer process day-of, we would communicate to everyone accordingly.
  • All of GADD’s purchased content of ebooks and audiobooks will transfer to the new platform
  • You will not need a new library card
  • Kindle Paperwhite users will now be able to checkout from the GADD collection
  • Making the transition is easy. Just enter your library name and library card number in the Libby app (available free in both Apple and Google stores), and you’re on your way!

You can find more information here: Overdrive RBdigital Acquisition FAQs

This transition is scheduled to happen on or around October 1, 2020. As you can imagine, this is a large project that won’t happen overnight. But you should see messages on your RBdigital screen with further instructions as they are available.

Please talk with your local librarian if you have questions. We may not have answers immediately, but your feedback is important to us.  Or email recommend.gadd@gmail.com.

Change can be difficult, and you may see drawbacks to this change. We hope that the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages for you and your family.


Beth McIntyre, President
Georgia Download Destination