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
Sep 13, 2022

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
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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
66.8K reviews
Karen Crimmins
November 26, 2022
I would rather keep Overdrive app. Libby is good for searching & borrowing. it's easier to send Ebooks to my kindle. But I have a lot of issues when it comes to audio books. Sometimes it skips around the book, I have even had it switch from one book to another book that I had already listened to and returned. I have even had the audio stop and never be able to get the book playing again. Right now I can't even get the control options to pop up to start,stop or change playback speed.
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Chris Nickell
December 6, 2022
I didn't like Libby when it first came out and I resent that it's "overtaking" Overdrive. It is NOT user friendly, and definitely not intuitive. I can't get books on the wish list to sync not download. I've gone thru instructions over and over with little success. Overtime was very easy to use. I'll likely end up sweating to my other library to access books as their app is much easier to use. Disappointed that this change over isn't better!!!
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Wendy MacPherson
December 5, 2022
Being able to find out if books are available in other libraries you have cards for is great, and listening works well. I mainly use audiobooks. You can't recommend books and there are no ratings to find out if a book is a dud. Not sure if you can search by genre. I live off the beaten path so streaming isn't really an option for me. Overdrive has been very good to me. I wish you could keep both since they are linked. Or bring the features together in one app. Libby took a while to figure out.
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