Help Guide for Streaming Video

Getting started with a browser

  1. Access our library’s collection using a browser
  2. Go to https://libbyapp.com/library/odmc
  3. Follow the prompts to create an account using your Hanover Public Library Card or sign in with an existing account
  4. Find Extras in the collections summary
  5. Select the channel you would like to borrow
  6. Click Open!
  7. Click Get a 7-Day Pass from the preview screen
  8. You may be asked to create an account for the channel you wish to borrow
  9. Enjoy!

Getting started with the mobile app

  1. Download the free Libby app from your app store
  2. Tap the icon to open
  3. Follow the prompts to create an account using your Hanover Public Library Card or sign in with an existing account
  4. Look for Extras from the collections summary
  5. Tap Extras
  6. View the available channels and select one
  7. Tap Open!
  8. View information about the channel you’ve chosen then tap Get a 7-Day Pass
  9. Enjoy!

How it works

Channels are checked out for 7 days at a time. Once you check out a channel, you can stream as many shows as you would like, with no restrictions.

Each 7 day access is paid for by the library, and we have a limited budget. Please be sure you’ve chosen the right channel before you checkout the access pass. To maintain fair access for all, your weekly or monthly use may be limited through the year.

Choose a Channel

Click the title of a channel (IndieFlix, Great Courses, Stingray Qello). If you would like to check out the channel based on the shows you see, click the title of a show and click Checkout.
Confirm you would like to checkout the channel.

Access Your Checked Out Channels

There are two ways to access your checked out channels:

  1. a) Go to the Home Page
    b) Click on the title of the channel you would like to access
    c) Click Access
    or
  2. a) Open your bookshelf
    b) Click Extras
    c) Click on the title of the channel you would like to access
    d) Click Access

Create Channel Account

The channel you select may ask you to create an account the first time you check it out. Simply create a password and click create account.

Home screen:
On the Home Screen you can browse by scrolling down. Shows are organized in various categories, including by genre.

Find a show

Browse:
Clicking on Browse will allow you to see the same screen as the Home Screen, plus a bar across the top that will let you skip to whichever genre you would like to view.

Search:
If you know the title of a show or the name of an actor, you can click on the Search button, type the name or title, and tap enter on your keyboard.

Watch a Show

Once you have found a show you would like to watch, click on the photo of the show. You can then scroll to the episode you would like to view, and click the photo of the episode. A new window will open, and you can click the play button to begin your show.

Renewing Channels

Channels are not renewable, but can be checked out again immediately after they expire.

Returning Channels

Channels will be automatically returned after 7 days. Channels can be checked out by multiple patrons at once, so you do not need to return a channel early

What is Streaming?

BBC defines streaming as “listening to music or watching video in ‘real time’, instead of downloading a file to your computer and watching it later. With internet videos and webcasts of live events, there is no file to download, just a continuous stream of data.” This means that you need to be connected to the internet to use Libby. It also means that you need a large enough internet package to stream movies and TV shows. To check if you have a large enough internet package, contact your internet provider.

Watch on your TV

You can watch directly on your TV in a variety of ways. You can:
Set your computer up to your TV using an HDMI cord or equivalent cord.
Download the Libby App to your device and set your device up to your TV using an HDMI cord or equivalent cord or using Chrome Cast.

Help Guides

Technical support is available from https://help.libbyapp.com/en-us/index.htm

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