Libby, by OverDrive

3.83L 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!
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

3.34L reviews
Peter Hansen
16 June 2024
Excellent audio player experience, you can find a wide selection of books from classics to new for free. However, the wait for a turn with popular titles can be frustrating (sometimes taking months for a turn, but their holds system is very handy). Also I can't recommend this to families because the content is as wide a real library (including the inappropriate) parents beware.
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Heather Snell
31 May 2024
Great selection of audio books and books to rent (hard books) or virtual books. It makes listening or reading so much easier that they have such a large selection and variety of books available, vs having to purchase them. App is super easy to navigate. I opened my app this morning and all my tags are gone, just missing. I don't have an option to locate them at all, this is disappointing.
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Kelly Vasquez
28 May 2024
It has started just shutting off in the middle of reading the audiobook, as soon as I set the timer it goes off at last 2/3 more times. It won't run the full time set to timer and often it's within seconds of setting it up and putting it away to listen. Super frustrating and we have used the app for years, it seems like the last few months it has gotten worse. Deleted and reinstalled to no avail. Please fix it we love the opportunity to utilize the books and it used to be much better 😂
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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!