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
Jan 30, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

281K reviews
Trevor Owens
February 14, 2024
I use this all the time. I love the app. It works well but it has a confusing interface. It's hard to see tags, history, etc. There should also be an easily accessible offline mode. Or like a popup saying that you are offline, so that the app doesn't try to ping the server when you hit play on a downloaded book. On an airplane, for example, this can make it hard to listen to a book you have downloaded.
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Jordan Jackson
February 17, 2024
I love being able to listen to books on the go. I haven't read consistently or on my own volition since middle school, but since getting this app, I've read (listened to) 4+ books in 2024 alone with more books on my shelf. There's so many books I can choose from thru my library that I'll never run out of things to read and have read books I never would have otherwise (e.g., all of GOT). My favorite feature is being able to speed up the voice for the audiobook (some of them are way too slow lol).
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TX Matt
February 10, 2024
This is a fantastic connect to not just my library, but the entire region. The audio books are a fantastic option for listening in the drive to/from work, working in the yard, etc. And having digital book to read is a fantastic pairing. I search regularly on our library's online catalog, and it shows whether there is physical book or audio, or online option. It has never been easier to explore literature than through this offering.
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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!