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
Apr 27, 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

144K reviews
Ben Vayo
June 1, 2023
Mostly great. UI is very intuitive and controls are easy. My one issue, and why it's getting 4 out of 5 is how the holds are managed when you say "deliver later". Sometimes it works great, others it sends you all the way to the back of the line. I've been waiting 8 weeks for a 2nd time on a book because I wanted to deliver 3 days later. Hopefully this can get fixed.
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T Palmer
May 29, 2023
It shuts off at random times! I'm getting upset with app, and I'm a library assistant! Overdrive was pretty damn reliable and I recommended it without pause. When I inform patrons about Libby it goes something like this; "Hey did you know that the Libby app from overdrive is available for free? Yeah, just use your Library card! No, it's not as reliable as Overdrive was, but when it doesn't randomly shut down in the middle of the chapter it works fairly well." 😔 I just don't get the issue.
29 people found this review helpful
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Stephanie Kirkum
May 26, 2023
Libby is not nearly as intuitive as the Overdrive app was. It continually crashes and is super slow. When it works it's OK, but it glitches a lot. Most recently it's been giving me a list of "available" books, then when I try to borrow one it tells me that it's not available. Also, I keep getting error messages when I try to play an audiobook in the app and it has stopped working entirely on my homescreen.
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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!