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
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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
100K reviews
Joe In the US.
February 2, 2023
I preferred the original Overdrive but times change. I do appreciate being able to borrow from other libraries beside my local. It gives me access to more titles. The program lags when loading a book to listen. It closes when other apps are opened instead of staying on in the background. If you play an audio book at a higher speed, the app asks you if you want to sync to a previous point in the book. Totally useless. Mostly, everything works well. I am just complaining about minor things.
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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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Soni McCormick
January 28, 2023
I am updating my rating from 3 to 4- really 4.5 stars. They have fixed the bugs that I previously did not like and they made a few cosmetic changes also. This is a great app for free audio books. It runs great. I love that you can tag books and keep track of ones you've read, loved, hated, ect. Always room for improvement in the availability of audio books. I don't know why every book isn't available 😕- ESPECIALLY if it is a series. Don't have 1,2,5,6,7,11... super frustrating. But great.
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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!