OverDrive changes minimum Android version requirement

Beginning April 15, 2024, Android 7.1.1 will be the earliest supported Android OS for all OverDrive apps and websites, including Libby and Kanopy. OverDrive’s web certificate provider, Let's Encrypt, is discontinuing support for Android operating systems (OS) 7.1.0 and earlier. Starting the week of March 25, impacted Libby users will see a message to update their OS or switch to another supported device to continue using the app. After April 15, impacted Kanopy users will see a message indicating that their OS is no longer compatible, with a prompt to update, if possible.

Let’s Encrypt certificates are used to secure connections on many websites and apps, including those from OverDrive. This change is necessary to uphold OverDrive’s standards of security and patron privacy.

Android critter peeping up in front of Kanopy, OverDrive, and Libby App logos