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
Feb 8, 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
134K reviews
Jeffrey Vongermeten
March 16, 2023
The app has a hard time staying "awake." If you pause, or use your phone for anything else longer than a minute or two then try to start again using your Bluetooth headphones, it won't work. needs work to prioritize the app for Bluetooth commands or keep it from going to sleep or something. the search features could also use some work- they're not very intuitive or smart... but it is a great resource to connect to your library and have access to digital books and audiobooks.
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Doc Thomas
March 18, 2023
The original Overdrive version was great! I could download a bunch of books for long flights or if I was in a place without Internet connections. Now, with Libby, libraries should rethink using this app. The major problem is that it requires an internet connection --akin to streaming -- to be able to READ. I can see needing the connection for downloading and returning. It also seems to use too much of my phone battery. Otherwise, the app seems fine.
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March 16, 2023
I love having free access to so many tiles. The app works well on my phone or tablet but never syncs completely with each other. one thing I wish it had was a place for people to add books that they think are similar. There is a place with "similar" that you can go to but most often it is just books by the same author especially if you are reading from a series. You may have to dig but there are a lot of good reads on here, definably worth a download if you are a bookworm.
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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!