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
13 Sept 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
66.2K reviews
Amanda Sedivy
3 November 2022
I want to keep using Overdrive. Overdrive is clean, simple, direct, intuitive. Libby has more graphics, which could be a nice addition if implemented well, but just ends up feeling cluttered and unorganized. The search results are horrible. I want what I searched for right up top, not everything some algorithm thinks I should read instead, no matter how similar. The book lists are harder to skim through, and worst of all, the ability to recommend books to libraries that allow it isn't there.
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Ariel Morel
30 October 2022
I wish I could still keep using the original OverDrive. This is supposed to be more modern and easy to use but it's just confusing and not as functional for users. The original is well organized and simple; there are wishlists and easy ways if finding everything; not as easy to explore for new books, too. This is just confusing and not my aesthetic (too much going on).
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Matthew McGahee
26 October 2022
Not as good as it should be. It does what it should about 67% of the time. The last 3rd you are wondering why playback suddenly stopped. It looks nice, but it's interface is not intuitive. You waste time tapping everywhere on the screen trying to get it to reveal the controls which for some reason are hidden. I abhor that I was forced to move from Overdrive - which wasn't pretty but worked - to Libby.
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