Libby, by OverDrive


Meet Libby. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

1. Fish out your library card
2. Open the Libby app
3. Find your local library
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.

• Sign in to multiple libraries, with one or more library cards

• Stay signed in for as long as you like

• Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space

• Sample any book with a tap — nothing to download or delete

• Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio

• All your holds and loans are consolidated on a single shelf

• Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wishlist, schoolbook, beach-reading, whatever you like

• Your loans, holds, reading positions, bookmarks and notes are synchronized automatically across all your devices

• Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab

Libby is the brand new app from OverDrive Labs. We're trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don't love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — we're adding features and squashing bugs every day.

Happy reading.

What's new in version 1.3.2

In this release, we've substantially reduced the amount of synchronization data that is transmitted while you're playing an audiobook, and we've taken care of a few uncommon crash bugs.

In the previous release, we focused on reliable audio buffering and playback. We rewrote the audio subsystem from the ground up, to play downloaded and streaming audio quickly and dependably.


Linked Opinion

Faved by Grant Olsen

Version 1.3.2 – July 13, 2018 at 8:33 AM

This app has made a positive impact on my life by getting me back into reading books. It works so easily by allowing you to check out digital books and audiobooks from your local library. If you don’t have a library card, it will set one up for you. Great for books for kids too.