BrainHQ’s online brain training platform is available to our patrons, without charge. The exercises on the platform have been designed to maintain or improve cognitive performance in an easy-to-use, fun format.
Across varied populations, BrainHQ exercises have been shown to improve performance on standard measures of cognition (e.g., attention, speed of processing, memory), as well as in measures of quality of life (e.g., self-rated health, mood, confidence and control), and in real world activities (e.g., balance, driving, and everyday cognition).
BrainHQ is designed to be for everyone. Each BrainHQ exercise continuously adapts to an individual user’s performance, challenging the user with progressively tougher activities. Users can track their progress and compare their scores to other users in their demographic.
Overdrive app users will be encourage to switch to the Libby app and to update their operating system.
You must have the following OS systems (or newer):
iOS 10+ (get it from the Apple App Store)
Android 5.0+ (get it on Google Play)
If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or a Chromebook, you can use Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com. We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium).
Samsung Tablets: Should be 2014 or later. This should include the Galaxy Tab S2 onwards (S3, S4, etc.).
The Libby app is not available in the Amazon app store for Kindle Fire devices. However, Kindle Fire users can take advantage of the webapp version of Libby, using the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire device.
Just visit the Libby webapp on your Silk or other browser, and then follow the prompts to add a library and library card to Libby. Once configured, the webapp version of Libby will provide a mobile-friendly experience that approximates the mobile app.