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 5, 2023

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

246K reviews
Evelyn Larsen
December 5, 2023
Hate this app. Was forced to switch to this from overdrive by Spartanburg SC Library. About 98% of the time I have to close and reopen the app several times to get it to work. It crashes more than it works. If I do finally manage to get into my book, it buffers for several minutes before popping up "An error was encountered while opening this audio book." If I finally manage to get into my book, it plays fine until I have to use another app, answer the phone or just pause it. Irritating!!
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Ashley Kruger
December 4, 2023
Fairly easy to use. Sometimes books don't show up, but when you search again it will be there. The genre search could use more specific types, as that would make searching much easier. Overall it's a pretty decent app. Edit: from 4 to 2 star, due to an issue with the books will now ONLY play when connected to wifi. When I try to use mobile data it says that there is a playback error and to try again. Please, please fix this bug.
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Deborah Francomb
November 29, 2023
Great way to get free audio books - just need a library card for a physical library first, then it's all available and free! Highly recommend! PLEASE ADD THE ABILITY TO VIEW only the ACTIVE holds. I don't care which titles I held, then borrowed, listened to then returned. It's difficult to see which audio books are currently on hold when I go to the timeline tab. Please update. Thank you!
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What's new

Fixed a downloading issue that caused audiobooks to skip, be missing content, or start playback in an unexpected place. If you have an affected audiobook, delete and re-download it after updating the app.