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
Apr 18, 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

320K reviews
Robert Webb
April 23, 2024
The app is convoluted and confusing. May buttons are hidden or unlabeled. There's no flow so it's hard to know where you are in the app or how to get to what you want. It tries to be cute more than functional. Searching for audiobooks is tedious, requiring constant Forward and back navigating. Search results won't allow you to filter out books you've already listened to. Books in a series are only partially identified. The app is never improved or updated.
61 people found this review helpful
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Carlos Legorreta
May 8, 2024
This app is pretty good, only issues are that it's strictly online, so it's impossible to use without WiFi. Second issue is that once it's expired, it disappears completely. I was listening to a story once and it expired. I had to reopen the app and it wasn't there. I didn't even get a notification. Thankfully I was able to borrow it again and it still kept the spot!! Highly recommended 😁😁
35 people found this review helpful
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Taw Drago
April 26, 2024
Was a great app, but the last few updates have made it insanely slow to load on start. Then once it does load up it takes 30-60 seconds to load a book file up to where you can read it. The other issue is it does not always totally download the file of the book, which creates problem when you try to turn the page, but nope it didn't finish, though it states it completed the file download. Then it is a back and forth of trying again to get the complete file on your device.
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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!