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
Dec 8, 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
91.3K reviews
Laurie Allen
January 6, 2023
Love the concept but the app UI isn't at all intuitive or user-friendly. I click around constantly, trying to remember where a feature is. I like that it allows me to read books for free, but find it challenging to deal w/. I'd also like some kind of "undo" function. I accidentally returned the wrong book--an unread one w/ a lengthy wait list--and couldn't undo that even though I realized it seconds afterward. I ended up buying that ebook since it was in the middle of a series I was reading.
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January 8, 2023
Useful but glitchy. It's great being able to borrow books and audiobooks during COVID. Also, no worries about scratched disks. But you can't have anything else running on the phone without an error message. Listening to Spotify while searching for a book? Nope, app tries to quit. I think you can play an audiobook while using another app, but this thing is so glitchy, and it doesn't have a good in-app way to report a bug.
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Nick Sutrich
January 9, 2023
Libby is nothing short of wonderful. It's like a trip to the library every time I open the app and the reader itself is spectacular to use. It's typically easy to search for anything I could think of, including listed book series, categories, and my own tags. My biggest complaint is just that the UI seems a bit convoluted at times and finding sections can sometimes take a bit of clicking to remember where they are.
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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!