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

309K reviews
Joyce Kossey
April 20, 2024
I have enjoyed reading books for free using Libby. I like that you can choose between opening in Kindle mode or Libby's interface. I wish they had a wider selection of more popular books, but in general, I can always find something to peruse. I wish they would let you borrow longer books for 28 or 30 days instead of 21. I had to push hard to finish "Wellness," a 1100+ page tome in the 21 days, especially when juggling 2+ books.
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Karina Knutson
April 17, 2024
I love this app. Checking out books is easy and I love the seamless transition to my Kindle. My only suggestion for improvement is after either checking out a book/seeing how long the wait is/reading the brief description (whatever that page is called).... If you click on the back arrow, it takes you bake to the home page. So if I was searching the "newly released" titles (for example) I have to go theotthe ENTIRE list in order to scan and locate more books again.
11 people found this review helpful
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Domonique R.
April 15, 2024
Maybe I'm the only one, but I love the Libby app and hated the Overdrive app. I found the new app pretty intuitive as soon as I opened it. I also really enjoy the design. My biggest issues with Libby are that it has no offline mode like Overdrive had, and like Overdrive, Libby does not sync between devices. Some people I've met say it does, but I've only seen it partially work once in the time I've had it.
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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!