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
May 25, 2022

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
60.8K reviews
R Benelli
July 29, 2022
I love this app! First of all, it's free. There is a huge selection to choose from in several formats and the waits are never very long when there is a wait. I tried audible and hated it. Every update gets better and I have used it for over 5 years now. I travel quite a bit and love audio books to pass the time. I've never had a download or playback issue even over several states. Clear and clean. I love being able to highlight words for definitions in the book versions too. Give it a try!
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ed herrington
July 30, 2022
So far not impressed. The current Overdrive app is so much better for searching and finding new books. Interface is really confusing and not not easy to use, can't find a way to save a title for later. Seems to have gone the way of many other apps, "looks over substance." Will not use until I absolutely have to when the current Overdrive is discontinued.
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Elisa Johnston
July 7, 2022
Tried this 8 years ago and wasn't a fan. But it's improved so much. Downloaded it again in 2020 and it is like Audible but free. I mean, we read ebooks too but mostly use it for audiobooks. My kids are always using my account, which I like too because I can see what they are ready. There are lots of options of books to choose from. I always have new to the market books on hold, which is exciting when they show up after weeks or months. I like that I can change the time of when I want it too
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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!