Libby, by OverDrive

1.69L reviews
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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!
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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

1.46L reviews
M.L. Strang
3 June 2023
This has been a nightmare having to switch from Overdrive to Libby. It constantly crashes and makes it hard to follow an audiobook. I tried asking my local library what I could do or if anyone else had similar experiences...they seem to believe everyone loves it. It's horrible. I wish I had the old Overdrive app back. That was reliable and didn't crash. Ever!
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Ben Vayo
1 June 2023
Mostly great. UI is very intuitive and controls are easy. My one issue, and why it's getting 4 out of 5 is how the holds are managed when you say "deliver later". Sometimes it works great, others it sends you all the way to the back of the line. I've been waiting 8 weeks for a 2nd time on a book because I wanted to deliver 3 days later. Hopefully this can get fixed.
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Mike Shank
2 June 2023
I'm really amazed at the negative reviews on Libby. My experience over the past year plus has been excellent. Book an audiobook availability or an issue with your library in their holdings not with the app. I particularly love the ability to see what's available now. I find reading and listening to books very easy and I love the way it allows me to manage holds when too many things are available at the same time. I can delay delivery for a week or two without going to the back of the line.
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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!