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
Sep 5, 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
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

207K reviews
Bell L.
September 10, 2023
I love the accessibility to reading that libby offers, and their versatile options for Audiobooks. My only Issue is that I struggle to enjoy the reading experience due to the inability to, at least, have a toggle option for continuous scrolling. As someone with a neurodevelopmental disorder, it's difficult to keep my place on the page without using the top of the screen as a guide. I've always loved reading, so having this app as a viable resource is nice.
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Eric Carlsen
September 12, 2023
Free books, what's not to like? Of course, sometimes books aren't carried or are unavailable. This kind of freeloading MUST be restricted somehow. it only doesn't get five stars because sometimes they're technical issues with the app, like when it says There are playback errors that can't be resolved. Lately the bigger issue is that every time I pause the output the app closes in the background. Even with battery optimization turned off.
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September 15, 2023
I love the libby app. The reading interface is great. You can adjust font sizes and color themes. Most importantly, it's clear and easy to navigate. My personal favorite is the audio books. It links to my car stereo flawlessly, whether I'm using Android Auto or just Bluetooth, it works perfectly and picks up right where I left off.
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What's new

Fixed a downloading issue that caused audiobooks to skip, be missing content, or start playback in an unexpected place. If you have an affected audiobook, delete and re-download it after updating the app.