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
58.6K reviews
Michael Kelly
June 20, 2022
Downloading, especially of magazines, is slow and unreliable. Can take ages and frequent stops and starts. Often fails entirely. Automatic downloading sometimes works sometimes doesn't. Can't download audiobook files to use on an mp3 player or burn to disc for use in older cars. You need to use Overdrive for that, but they're getting rid of Overdrive soon in favor of this terrible and confusing Libby App. Stupid.
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Jonathan Smith
June 5, 2022
Pretty good app. But the driving mode (I only use it with audiobooks) is difficult to use and downright dangerous. For example, if I finish a book while I'm driving, I have to go back two screens just to return the book, and then manipulate several more small commands to get to my shelf and start a new book. Consider redesigning the app or making a Driving Mode.
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Dave Aley
June 13, 2022
I've used both Libby and the older Overdrive app for years, both for e-books and audiobooks. Overdrive was more powerful and more intuitive for me, but Libby mostly works - unless it doesn't. My books frequently stop playing and I get a "Playback error - possibly related to your Internet connection." This tends to happen on the road when I'm out of cellular range, but having to pull over to (maybe) fix it is annoying, and I'm not going to try fumbling with my phone while riding a motorcycle!
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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!