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
Feb 8, 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
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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
138K reviews
Matthew Trotter
March 25, 2023
Love the app in general. The problem is that, even though accessible font sizes are available, using them slows the app to a crawl... Often taking 10 seconds and occasionally taking a minute or more to change the page, or locking up the app entirely. If you can get the menu to pop up while it's lagging it's says that it's counting pages, which suggests that it's a bug in when or how the page count function operates. This is for a book with 9k+ "pages".
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Doc Thomas
March 18, 2023
The original Overdrive version was great! I could download a bunch of books for long flights or if I was in a place without Internet connections. Now, with Libby, libraries should rethink using this app. The major problem is that it requires an internet connection --akin to streaming -- to be able to READ. I can see needing the connection for downloading and returning. It also seems to use too much of my phone battery. Otherwise, the app seems fine.
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Jarrett Austin
March 24, 2023
I've been using Libby for a couple weeks and I LOVE IT! I like that it links to my local library, the app works well and is well designed. It is intuitive to use and has many useful features. Good search feature, great tagging system to organize material. The only drawback for me is the availability of materials which is determined by the library anyway. The quality of recordings is fantastic. I really appreciate the way that it keeps my place between devices 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!