Libby, by OverDrive

4.6
59.1K reviews
5M+
Downloads
Editors' Choice
Content rating
Teen
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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
4.6
59.1K reviews
Marty Fried
June 30, 2022
Great for audiobooks, sucks for ebooks. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the audiobook player was. It has all the features you need with a nicely designed UI, and even the colors are nice, to me. In trying it out, I came across a good book that was immediately available, and I'm listening to it now. The app has very little customization, and really needs some more features I don't see. The search is a bit clunky, but works. But perhaps they will improve with time.
21 people found this review helpful
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Oxidado Ford
June 27, 2022
The app is super frustrating because it will not download audiobooks in Android. It gets about 3/4 done and then it stops and says check your space or Internet. Both are completely fine, it is the app. My sister uses this app on iPhone and never has this issue. I love listening to books but it eats all my data. If you would fix this bug then this would be a 5 star app. It seems this has been happening for years without a fix. Get this fixed!
37 people found this review helpful
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Cheryl Witt
July 3, 2022
I hate this app compared to Overdrive. It's harder to find content and manage playback. Downloads are unreliable (a book has been "downloading" for 8 hours now), so it seems to be trying to stream. That's bad for my data usage and because I keep getting replay errors due to internet signal. I've listened to audiobooks where it skips over entire sections. Unlike Overdrive, there's no way to boost the volume. It gets 2 stars for when it does work, plus the playback speed and sleep mode are good.
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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!