Libby, by OverDrive

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About this app

All over the world, local libraries offer millions of ebooks and audiobooks. You can borrow them — for free, instantly — with a library card and Libby: the award-winning, much-loved app for libraries.

• Browse your library’s digital catalog of books — from classics to NYT best-sellers
• Borrow and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines
• Download titles for offline reading, or stream them to save space
• Send ebooks to your Kindle (U.S. libraries only)
• Listen to audiobooks via Android Auto
• Use tags to create your must-read list and any other book lists you want
• Keep your reading position automatically synced on all your devices

In our beautiful, intuitive ebook reader:
• Adjust text size, background color, and book design
• Zoom into magazines and comic books
• Define and search for words and phrases
• Read and listen to read-alongs with your kids
• Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights

In our ground-breaking audio player:
• Slow down or speed up the audio (0.6 to 3.0x)
• Set a sleep timer
• Simply swipe to skip forward and backward
• Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights

Libby is built by the team at OverDrive, in support of local libraries everywhere.

Happy reading!
Updated on
Apr 18, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

324K reviews
Yolanda Bee
May 23, 2024
I use Libby as an accompaniment to Audible. If I love the book and would like to reread it, or the wait is too long, I will purchase it from Audible. The playback is clear, and I love the ability to increase the speed! I also appreciate the feature that allows multiple library access. Although I don't use the feature much, it's nice to be able to read magazines too. I wish it automatically bookmarked. The biggest drawback is the wait times, but it's a public library, so it's expected.
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jim stred
May 22, 2024
Great functionality. I signed up with my library and have access to seven other libraries with my one card. If there's a wait list at one library, oftentimes it's available at another. I listen to a lot of audio books, and you can adjust the speed of the recording. I set my speed at 1.25. Still sounds great, and adds a little urgency and extra excitement to the dialog. You can download and listen offline, and auto return means no late fees. Love it!
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Stephanie Daniel
May 20, 2024
Honestly there is nothing wrong with this app! In the many years I've been using it, I've had very few issues, and the couple of issues I have had were immediately addressed when I reached out to support. No other audiobook app is as integrated with public libraries as Libby, and the option to load multiple library cards into your profile opens up a truly massive amount of content. I would love to see a new Start from the Beginning option in audiobooks, for those of us who reread.
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What's new

Bug fixes, performance optimizations, accessibility improvements, and preparation for our next round of features. Thanks for supporting your local libraries!