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
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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

Ratings and reviews

244K reviews
Jeff Hayes
November 30, 2023
Pretty big fan. I have used this for a number of years. Features are good. I have two issues: 1) Limited selections. There are so many titles not represented. I have tried to listen to the greatest books of all time - novels. So many are not available in audio format. So I tend to use Spotify which has most. 2) Not enough "copies" of high demand products. I have waited many months for some. But I like supporting my library.
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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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Emily Witte
November 29, 2023
I love using Libby. It is a well-designed app for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. Some features I love are: - delaying my hold for a period of time if I'm not ready for it (but holding my place in line) - creating "to-read" and "to-listen" lists - notifications about when my books are available, when they are due, when they have been returned.. this allows me to re-borrow books I haven't finished or get back onto a hold list - automatic returns 10/10 recommend
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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.