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Download or stream audiobooks, ebooks, TV shows, music, eMagazines and more to your device right now. All you need is your Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library card and PIN to get started. If you need personal one-on-one help connecting your device to our services, click here to Book-a-Librarian and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.


Say hello to LYNDA!

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We are pleased to announce that all FNSB Library Card holders now have FREE access to LYNDA.com!

What is LYNDA.com? It is an online learning platform featuring thousands of video tutorials by industry experts in software, creative and business skills. With your Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries Card you can enjoy remote access from home, with an internet connection.

Don’t have a library card yet? Come into any of our locations and get yours! For more information about signing up and using your library card, please visit https://fnsblibrary.org/services/your-library-card.

To access this resource, check out our Database list and search for LYNDA.com. You can also bookmark this link on your device: http://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=fnsblibrary.org.

You will land on a page asking for your FNSB library card number and pin. Please use the barcode number on the back of your library card, with no spaces, and your library card’s secret pin number. Don’t remember your PIN? Please call the Circulation Desk for assistance, 907-459-1020.

Once you enter your library card barcode number and PIN you will see options to search as well as suggested curriculum for the skills you wish to learn.

Check out this introductory video:

If you need any assistance with this or any of our resources, please call the Reference Desk at 907-459-1020. Happy learning! 

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OverDrive has bought RBdigital

What does this acquisition mean for my library?

OverDrive has acquired RBmedia’s library business, RBdigital, in North America, UK, and Australia. This means that the titles owned by RBdigital will be transferred to OverDrive. Readers will enjoy access to these titles in the popular Libby app. When this transfer is complete, the RBdigital platform and app will be retired.

When will the ebooks and audiobooks be transferred from RBdigital to OverDrive?

Our materials are to be transferred on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This should be a quick and simple process, but please bear in mind that there may be delays or technical difficulties that prolong the process. If you are still experiencing difficulties accessing materials on or after Thursday, September 24, 2020, please call the Reference Desk at (907) 459-1046.

How can I learn how to use Libby?

Libby will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to your library in just a few minutes. There is a step-by-step illustrated guide to installing the Libby app on your iOS, Android, Nook, or Kindle Fire here. If you have questions, visit the Help site and Libby Academy within the app for assistance.

What happens if I have a title(s) currently checked out on RBdigital?

Current checkouts will be available through the remainder of their lending period in the RBdigital app. Current checkouts will not be moved to OverDrive. This will allow users to finish their title without disruption or risk of losing their place in the book.

What happens to holds I have through RBdigital?

Holds will not be moved to OverDrive. Users can export their Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. Users can place holds on those titles again in Libby.

What happens to my checkout history from RBdigital?

Checkout history will not be moved to OverDrive. However, you’ll be able to mark titles you’ve already read using Tags in Libby. Users can export their Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles.

What happens to my wish list from RBdigital?

Wish lists will not be moved to OverDrive. Users can export their Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. Users can recreate their wish list in Libby using Tags.

I signed into RBdigital with an email address. How do I sign into Libby/OverDrive?

Users will sign into Libby using a valid library card number.

Who will provide support to users still using the RBdigital app?

RBdigital will continue to support users using content available only through the RBdigital app.

Who will provide support to users using the Libby app?

OverDrive will provide direct support to users through the Libby app.


As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call us at the Reference Desk at (907) 459-1020.