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
18 Apr 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

322K reviews
18 May 2024
The "Download Only On Wi-Fi" setting does not work. I check all my settings for everything regularly; I've always had this setting active. I make sure that every time I borrow a new book, it completes downloading via Wi-Fi. Yet, my data plan has been maxxing out prematurely month after month now solely because of the gigs of data Libby is downloading while I'm out trying to listen to a book I've already downloaded on Wi-Fi. I don't have the luxury of unlimited data. Please fix this setting.
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Elliott Gilman
14 May 2024
Love this, it means not having to goto my library in person. I just checkout a book and boom I'm listening to audio and going back to what I was doing. Simple, just add your library card, answer a few questions that easy. The only thing bad is, when you find a series you into and have to be put on a waiting list. I dont mind this don't change how I rate the app or company. Very pleased
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Marie Finamore
14 May 2024
most of the time works fine. latest updates yield confusion and errors with Android Auto... will start a book back at the beginning when u were deeper into the book, or u tap one title & it starts to play another 🤔occasionally crashes for no reason. search of non-best seller items can be easier on your library 's web site. overall, satisfied. thank you!
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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!