You’re headed on vacation and want to make sure you’ve got audiobooks and eBooks for the journey. However, you’re not totally sure what your wi-fi situation is going to look like and you don’t want to be caught without something to read (the nightmare of any book lover).
By default, Libby is set to automatically download any materials you have checked out. That means you will have offline access to these items on the device where you downloaded them.
However, if you check out a lot of books you may not want your items taking up a lot of storage space on your device. Under “Settings”, click “Change Download Rules” and you can change the default to not have Libby download materials or not download materials beyond a certain size. You can stream Libby eAudiobooks and eBooks as long as you have an internet connection.
I’m a heavy user of Libby, so my strategy is to have Libby not download any materials by default. When I am traveling or without wi-fi, I will selectively download eBooks or eAudio to my phone or tablet beforehand, to maximize both reading options and storage space.