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
Sep 5, 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
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

242K reviews
Kristin Tolomei
November 20, 2023
I absolutely love this app!! It's user friendly and super easy to navigate. There's such a wide selection of ebooks and audiobooks, though it varies based off of your library card location. This app also lets you store all of your library cards so navigating the selection between them is really awesome too!! I don't waste money paying for subscriptions like audible when 90% of the books I'm looking for are available on Libby!! 💖💖
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Les Davis
November 15, 2023
Really great app! Way back, I was hesitant to switch from Overdrive, but Libby has lots of useful features. It's easy to find stuff and organize it. The built-in ebook reader and audiobook player are useful and easy to use. I especially like being able to have multiple library cards on the app and then choose between them for checking out (or placing holds on) materials. Definitely recommend.
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November 3, 2023
Exceptional app for free books and audiobooks. Depending on how many copies there are it can be a wait but it does let you know when your hold is ready. If you miss it or can't take it, you can let the next person grab it and be next again. Really recommend for those that need background noise or want to listen on car trips. It's a small temp download and doesn't stream. High rec to anyone that wants access to read more.
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What's new

Fixed a downloading issue that caused audiobooks to skip, be missing content, or start playback in an unexpected place. If you have an affected audiobook, delete and re-download it after updating the app.