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The City of Forney is happy to partner with OverDrive to offer our residents a free and comprehensive digital library. This service is entirely free for all residents of the City of Forney and operates much like a traditional public library membership.

     Step 1. Request your membership by clicking here.

        NOTE: Only residents within the legal city limits of Forney will receive a membership. 

     Step 2. Receive an email from libraryhelp@forneytx.gov with your sign-in information.

     Step 3. Follow the instructions in the email to access your digital library.

Once you're there, you can view themed collections of titles, browse by subject, search for specific titles or authors, and more. To learn more about a book, click its cover.

When you find a title you like, you can borrow it or, if no copies are available, place it on hold for a future date.

You can read or listen to borrowed books in your browser, or download them to your computer. You can also send borrowed books directly to a Kindle or other mobile device using the Libby™ app.

Unlike traditional libraries, your digital books are returned automatically on their due date - no need to worry about late fees!

We hope you enjoy the digital library and find everything easy to use. If you have any questions, please check our FAQ section below. You will also find a useful video with instructions on how to register and interact with the digital library.

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FAQ's


Q. How do I know if I live in an eligible area of Forney?
A. We have a map just for this sort of thing! Please click here to search for your address. If your address is in the GREEN area, you're eligible!

Q. How long does it normally take to receive my membership and login information?
A. We try our very best to process all new requests within 2-4 business days. There may be some exceptions to this (i.e., holidays, availability, etc.).

Q. We have multiple people in our household, can we use one account for everyone?
A. Yes. Each account can check out a total of 5 books at a time.

Q. I am having issues logging in with the provided information, who do I contact for assistance?
A. The City of Forney will gladly help with logging in or creating a new account. You can contact us directly via email at libraryhelp@forneytx.gov, a member of our staff will contact you to provide assistance.

Q. How do I reset or change my PIN?
A. Please contact us at libraryhelp@forneytx.gov but DO NOT list your newly desired PIN in the email. Instead, please give us a phone number to reach you and someone will call you to set up the new PIN. 


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