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
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
57.3K reviews
Perry Merrity
May 20, 2022
Such a great invention. I use it to checkout books before deciding to purchase. I do feel like there are two critical components missing. The first—and likely easiest—is support for native casting. It's possible without, but a little more involved and disruptive. The second is to see the text while listening to audiobooks. Sometimes books have odd transitions that can only be explained by the visual formatting of words in the page. I have less hope for this due to licensing complexities.
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Vikki Casteel
May 22, 2022
Wish I could give negative 5 stars. This app is almost completely unusable. It takes more than 5 minutes to load (on phones w/ 4g/256g less than 1/2 full). It locks up constantly. Trying to read a magazine is a nightmare-every 2-3 pages it crashes. Books are almost unable to be found. When you do find them, you can't tell in advance how many copies are available. (Important if several friends want to read at the same time.) Does send renewal notices tho. Please don't scrap the Overdrive app.
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Sarah Reagan
May 22, 2022
I have had an awesome and amazing experience, and I don't just use those mighty words lightly. I had Audible, where you Pay for the service and your options just get smaller and books are so expensive and continue to rise in price, and you get ONE book a month, and if you love reading I don't have to tell you how disappointing and frustrating that is, especially if you make a bad choice. When someone mentioned this App I was skeptical,but I'm so thrilled, it's totally free, I'm enjoyin IT,Thanx
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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!